By: Penny Starr
Figurines of President Barack Obama are appearing in Nativity scenes in shops in Naples, Italy for the Christmas season.
Craftsman Marco Ferrigno told Reuters on Nov. 7 that Obama’s reelection sparked the production.
“Every time a major event occurs we create a new figurine, and today after Obama’s victory, we have made a new figurine of Obama and will put him in our ideal Nativity scene,” Ferrigno said.
Reuters reported that the shop keepers said bargain hunters could get a “big discount” on figurines of GOP candidate Mitt Romney.
Italian fans of Obama said his likeness in the nativity scenes is a portrayal of how important his role is in today’s world, according to Reuters.