An artist in Phoenix, Arizona, has created an anti-Trump billboard that is raising some eyebrows—and making others rather gleeful.
On the billboard, the president is depicted against a backdrop of two mushroom clouds, and flanked by dollar signs that bear a distinct resemblance to Nazi swastikas. In the image, Mr. Trump is wearing a Russian flag pin.
The billboard went up on Friday:
— Karen Fiorito (@buddhacatpress) March 17, 2017
The artist, Karen Fiorito, says she started receiving death threats on Saturday, one day later:
I’ve been called a communist, a Satan worshiper. I’ve been told I’m a “very, very sick person.” I’m not sure what that means. I haven’t been answering the phone. My husband has because he’s not afraid to talk to anyone, but he told me he received a couple death threats this morning….He said, “They were coming to get us with their ‘boys.’”
Other Phoenix citizens are applauding the billboard. According to The Hill, Fiorito says, “I feel that I’m really just speaking for other people who might not be able to say anything, or speak out, or may not feel safe in doing so. Part of it, the back of it, is a call to unity. It’s a call for people who feel like they’re in the minority to come together.”
The reverse of the billboard shows five hands spelling “unity” in sign language.
Fiorito’s first billboard was displayed on the same location, in 2004. It depicted President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, and other politicians, with the slogan, “Dear America, We lied to you for your own good. Now trust us.”
The billboard’s owner, Beatrice Moore, says she plans to keep the billboard up as long as Trump is in office.
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