November 5, 2016 12:07 pm

Chinese monkey predicts Donald Trump will win presidential election

Geda the monkey chooses a cardboard cut out of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton just days before the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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With the election polls seemingly neck and neck, new ways to predict whether it’ll be Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the White House next year have emerged.

Geda the Chinese monkey, who lives in Shiyanhu Ecological Tourism Park, has prophesied that Trump will win on Nov. 8.

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The monkey, a five-year old simian, has been called the “King of Prophets,” according to Agence-France Presse, and successfully predicted the 2016 Euro cup: choosing Portugal to win days before the game.

In this case, the monkey was put on a table with a life-size cut-out of the candidates on either side. Bananas were placed near each candidate.

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In a statement from the Park, Geda put “deliberate thought” into the decision, before choosing the Republican candidate.

He even sealed the selection with a kiss to the cardboard cut-out.

The monkey isn’t the only member of the animal kingdom to endorse the real estate mogul.

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The Trump shark logged more miles than the designated Clinton shark in Nova Southeastern University’s “Shark Race to the White House.”

Trump’s shark logged 652.44 miles in a six week period – 142 miles more than the Democratic candidate’s contestant.

But the moderator of the race isn’t convinced.

“I’m not 100 per cent convinced the sharks will predict the human race to the White House,” NSU professor Mahmood Shivji, Ph.D. said in a press release.

Shivji said the project was really about researching mako sharks, but thought the race would bring attention to his studies.

 

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