BEIJING: Angered by Donald Trump’s allegations that China stole American jobs and profited out of US markets, Chinese manufacturers are selling toilet papers with Trump’s face, state media reported on Monday. Many Chinese companies are already producing these novelty Trump toilet papers with the slogan “Dump with Trump”.
Buyers can choose from different Trump facial expressions, including smiling, pointing and pouting, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Qingdao Wellpaper Industrial Company said sales of its Trump toilet papers have been rising since mid-February. They have already received more than 50 orders, some for up to 5,000 rolls. Most of the orders were placed by US buyers. On Chinese online business-to-business platform Alibaba, more than 70 Chinese manufacturers can be seen selling these toilet papers. Whether intended as a gag gift or actually used for wiping, apparently Americans do enjoy Trump toilet papers, the report said.
While wholesale prices from Chinese sellers are averaged 50 US cents, resell prices on eBay or Amazon can be as much as USD 30, it said. The 69-year-old real estate tycoon had accused China of stealing American jobs and making profits out of American money. Sydney Leroux, member of the US women’s national soccer team, is one of the prominent American customers of Trump toilet papers who posted a picture of a roll of the toilet papers on Instagram in May. “My husband just ordered a bunch of these to our house. I love him. #amazingtoiletpaper,” wrote Leroux in the caption of the post.