Republican trolls Biden with two-month campaign along states’s highways
A Pennsylvania Republican has launched a two-month “Making the Taliban Great Again” billboard campaign along the state’s highways to humiliate Democrat Joe Biden.
The billboards troll Biden as a terrorist for his handling of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“The pull-out rushed through by President Biden had made us the laughing stock of the world,” former GOP state senator Scott Wagner explains.
“The Taliban are openly stating that they ran the United States out of Afghanistan – they are now very emboldened.”
Wagner, a Republican 2018 gubernatorial candidate, paid for the signs, according to USA Today.
The giant posters show a smiling Biden dressed in Taliban military garb holding a rocket launcher with the caption: “Making the Taliban Great Again!”
Local news outlets also reported on the billboards as they popped up along the state’s highways.
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They have been quickly gathering plenty of attention.
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According to the York Daily Record, Wagner purchased the signs for $15,000 through Trone Outdoor Advertising.
Wagner told the media outlet he blames Biden for the situation in Afghanistan which he sees as “an absolute mess and a tragedy.”
He was especially concerned about the $85 billion of U.S. military vehicles and equipment left behind.
He said, “I was watching an evening news show one night and saw the Taliban in American personnel carriers.”
“It’s like Vietnam, even worse,” he added.
Asked for a comment by WHTM News 27 in Harrisburg — the Pennsylvania capital — Wagner replied: “I saw the image [of Joe Biden].
“I got it from a friend a few weeks ago.
“The picture tells the story.
“We pulled out of Afghanistan too quickly, and we left so much of American equipment.
“Joe Biden has made us look like a fool.
“I feel so bad, words can’t describe what I would say to someone who was wounded or someone’s family who had a soldier pass away in the country after all this happened.”
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation spokesman Fritzi Schreffler responded to a WHTM inquiry in a statement that read: “The Department permits such outdoor advertising to private entities through an application process, bound by law and regulation.
“Specifically, the Outdoor Advertising Control Act of 1971 (Federal Law) and Title 67, PA Code, Chapter 445 (PA Commonwealth Regulation) do not regulate or control billboard advertising content.
“Generally, advertising content is protected by the First Amendment under the US Constitution.
“Therefore, if the advertising message is legal per State or Federal laws and regulations, recourse is not warranted.
“While we understand the message on the Interstate 83 billboard may be unpleasant to some, it is our understanding that the message is legal.
“As such, the Department has no basis to require this message be changed.”
According to PennLive, the billboards have been placed along “the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Interstate 83, and Routes 322, 11-15, and 15.”
They have created quite a stir in the Keystone State, which was one of the keys to Biden’s still-questionable victory in the 2020 election.
Americans are angry about the Biden administration’s handling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan.
This sorry episode should not and will not be forgotten.
To use Biden’s famous remark to former President Barack Obama after the passage of Obamacare in 2010, “This is a big f***ing deal.”