China Bans Obama-Mao T-Shirts for Michelle's Visit

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Mar 24, 2014 9:30 AM

Michelle Obama’s China trip with her two daughters and her mother is going swimmingly except that there is one item she simply cannot find- a T-shirt with an image of Barack Obama wearing a Mao hat. The Weekly Standard reported that “authorities made sure, for a day, that Mutianyu [a section of the Great Wall] was visibly free of Obama-Mao t-shirts.” When reporters tried to ascertain why the shirts were not available, merchants simply denied they had sold any such shirts. There was one intrepid female merchant who offered to sell a shirt with the image to a reporter for roughly $60. But then other merchants allegedly warned her to put the shirts away.