Meet Li Liangwei, the retired editor of an arts magazine in Hunan province, who found his true calling in life at the age of 64 when a friend noticed that he apparently bore some resemblance to Donald Trump.
After Li found out who that was, he has become China’s leading Trump impersonator, appearing at different events to bring in big crowds and promoting a variety of products as the US president.
Before taking up his new occupation, Li had always ignored politics, interested instead in Cantonese marital arts and revolutionary songs; but he says the more he reads about Trump, the more impressed he becomes. “While the majority of elderly in China retire at home upon reaching their 60s,” he tells Time. “Mr. Trump is still working hard and rushing about for his people and nation.”
“People always say I resemble Trump not just in appearance, but far more important, in temperament and spirit,” Li says. “The temperament and character quality of a great man are not built in a day.”
Watch Li in action below:
Admittedly, we don’t think that Li quite measures up to China’s foremost Obama personator, Xiao Jiguo, who made a career out of mimicking the subtle mannerism of the former US president.
“The secret of impersonating Obama is to be natural,” Xiao revealed. “Also in all his speeches, sometimes he looks serious and other times he grins.”
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