Protests more 'amazing' in PH: Trump effigy wows Jimmy Kimmel, foreign netizens
MANILA, Philippines – American late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel took notice of the effigy of US President Donald Trump that was set on fire by protesters during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila on November 13.
In a recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the popular TV host said that the US President received an "exceptionally warm welcome" from Filipinos, before showing clips from the protests in Manila. (IN PHOTOS: At least 2,000 attend protests on day one of ASEAN Summit)
"Comparatively, our protests here suck. I mean, where did they get that giant Trump fidget spinner? That's amazing!" Kimmel said. (READ: Why groups are protesting Trump's PH visit)
Created by the Filipino artist group Ugat Lahi, the effigy featured Trump with 4 arms resembling the Nazi swastika, a symbol of auhoritarian rule, hatred, and anti-Semitism. Trump has long had a following among white supremacist groups attracted to his nationalist rhetoric on immigration and other hot-button issues.
Behind Trump's legs, a caricature of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte can be seen crouching.
Kimmel also described Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as "an absolute lunatic" and a "murderer."
"He encourages the police to kill people who use drugs. No trials. They just kill people. Of course, he and Donald get along," Kimmel said.
Other foreign netizens were also amused by the Filipino-made effigy. Below were some of the tweets they posted after seeing the Manila protests:
That....is creative. Filipinos got this protest thing down. Wow.— ¤Lily¤#BTSintheUSA (@BTSonyeo) November 13, 2017
Bravo, Manila!— Dem Texas Girls (@TexDem16) November 13, 2017
Amazing. This is better than anything I've seen Made in USA by us in the resistance!— Don Johnson (@offgrid2010) November 14, 2017
Now that is art and the truth.— Olivia Layton (@ktea11) November 13, 2017
THAT is the most beautiful anti drump effigy I’ve ever seen! Bravo #aseansummit2017 protesters!— FranIAm (@Franterest26) November 13, 2017
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