A: A friend of mine told me she saw US President Donald Trump in Tianmu that weekend.
B: I’m pretty sure she was mistaken.
A: She was just mucking around. She’d taken her family up there for a Halloween event. Somebody had put on a latex Trump mask and his trademark dark suit and red tie.
Photo: Paul Cooper, Taipei Times 照片：台北時報古德謙
B: What does the US president have to do with Halloween?
A: I think it was just a fancy dress free-for-all. There were people made up as all sorts of monsters, ghosts, ghouls, skeletons and zombie nuns, as well as public figures.
（Paul Cooper, Taipei Times／台北時報林俐凱譯）
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