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This May Be The Worst Donald Trump Impersonator Ever

Everything. Is. Soooooooooo. Wrong.

Posted on January 9, 2017, at 1:06 p.m. ET

President-elect Donald Trump is definitely unique, making him both challenging and attractive to impersonators.


Even Alec Baldwin, the go-to Trump for Saturday Night Live, doesn't nail Trump's Trumpiness exactly.

Impersonators from all over the world have been trying to accomplish the seeming impossible...

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(At least this guy got the ridiculously long tie right.)

...some with more success than others.

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(This was part of an art project in New York and they got the hair down, so that's something?)

And some with a lot less success.

(A lot.)

But nobody failed as hard as Li Liangwei from Hunan, China, the former editor-in-chief of the country's cheesiest romance literary magazine, Bosom Friend.

Trump, made in China: Retired magazine employee impersonates US president-elect @realDonaldTrump Photos: Courtesy…

China's state-owned Global Times first reported and tweeted about the impression last month, but it caught our attention again while looking into China's tweets at the president-elect.

Excuse me, but what? Is that the real hair of a human being? And then there's the fact that it's way too thick and the wrong color.

Global Times
Global Times

And THE SUIT?! The one from the Mao Zedong era?! Wrong, so wrong.

Also he's got on way too much powder of the wrong shade — white instead of orange.

Global Times

It hurts to be so mean to someone with such puppy-dog eyes.

According to Global Times, Li is only one of three Trump impersonators his manager employs, meaning that there's still a long way to go until he can share the couch with the firm's moneymaking Barack Obama and Kim Jong-un.

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Weibo shares in our ambivalence toward his performance: "I found this very dumb, but perhaps there's indeed some market demand."

  1. So what do you think? Does Li make the cut or should he be fired?

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So what do you think? Does Li make the cut or should he be fired?
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    Wow! It's like I'm looking at Donald Trump himself!
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    Eh...if you close one eye and turn your head?
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    I wouldn't have guessed he was Trump if you didn't tell me.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.