The mystic monkey
A Chinese monkey described as “king of the prophets” tipped Donald Trump to be the next US president last week.
Wearing a yellow shirt emblazoned with his name –
Geda – the simian seer was given the chance to pick between bananas at the Shiyan Lake Ecological Park in Changsha County.
The fruit was strategically placed beside life-size cut-outs of Trump, the Republican candidate, and his Democratic challenger, Hillary Clinton.
After what is described as “deliberate thought”, the mystic monkey – whose name means “knots” or “goose bumps” – chose Trump.
He sealed the deal by congratulating the cardboard candidate with a kiss on the lips.
Bet Donald loved that.
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