China’s ‘monkey king’ picks Trump as next US president

SHANGHAI: A Chinese monkey has tipped Donald Trump for the US presidency, a tourism park said, after the creature successfully predicted the winner of football’s European Championship final earlier this year.

Known as Geda — which means knots or goose bumps — is the latest in a series of purportedly psychic animals that have popped up around the world since Paul the Octopus correctly predicted multiple 2010 World Cup matches.

The simian seer, wearing a yellow shirt emblazoned with his title, was given a chance to pick between life-sized cut-outs of Republican Trump and his Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton.


  • his file photo taken on November 3, 2016 shows a monkey holding a fan with Chinese characters that read “elected” as it sits between cardboard cutouts of US presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton before making a selection intended to predict the result of the US election, at a park in Changsha in China’s Hunan province.

After “deliberate thought” the mystic monkey chose Trump, Shiyanhu Ecological Tourism Park said Thursday in a statement on its website. Without even waiting, he congratulated the cardboard candidate with a kiss on the lips.

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