MIDTOWN — An inflatable art piece depicting President Donald Trump looking like a rat was unveiled near Trump Tower Monday, hours before he was expected to arrive in the city.
The piece — featuring a rodent-looking Trump wearing his signature red tie and coiff — went up around 12:30 p.m. across from the Plaza Hotel just blocks from Trump Tower, according to Karin Bravin, the co-owner of a husband-and-wife art gallery called BravinLee.
"The inflatable rat, an enduring sign of resistance and ridicule, has been re-purposed to help lead protest against Trump’s policies," Bravin said.
The rat was created by artist Jeffrey Beebe and funded through a Kickstarter campaign.
The president is expected to arrive at Trump Tower around 9 p.m. Monday, reports said.