As flamboyant billionaire Donald Trump defies the odds by becoming the presumptive U.S. Republican presidential candidate, a factory in eastern China is looking to make a profit from the oddest presidential election in recent memory.
The Jinhua Partytime Latex Art and Crafts Factory is busy mass-producing masks of Trump, which they believe will sell like hotcakes.
So are they joining the Trump train? Not exactly, they’re hedging their bets by producing masks of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton as well.
Just over six months out from the election, the Zhejiang province based company have already done around half a million in sales for each of the masks.
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Factory manager Jacky Chen told Reuters that he believes the Trump masks will be sold out.
“Even though the sales [for both Trump and Clinton masks] are more or less the same, I think in 2016 this mask will completely sell out,” he said referring to the Trump mask.
Chen also believes Trump will win the election.
In response to the expected demand, the factory is stockpiling the masks for Halloween and the November election.
Reuters says the masks are expected to be sold for $4-5 each.
As for the campaigning, against predications the real estate mogul this week clinched the Republican nomination. His expected foe, Clinton, has, at the same time, taken some hits over her use of a private email server when she was the U.S. Secretary of State.