Monday, May 16, 2016

A new sign on Avenue A from Donald J. Trump, President of the United States



EVG reader Karts shared this photo from Avenue A near East Ninth Street... the sign arrived yesterday...

"Muslims Must Wear Identity Jackets At All Times."

The sign also lists Trump as President of the United States and Chris Christie as Secretary of the Interior.

No word at the moment whose responsible for creating and hanging the signs...

Updated 5/17

The city (or someone) removed the sign... it was gone by late Monday afternoon...



11:30 p.m.

Ah, we missed this. One of the signs turned up on Orchard Street as well, per The Lo-Down.

Updated 5/18

The fake signs, which also originally included Trump-branded jackets, were hung up around the city, per this BuzzFeed post.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very nice! What's up with the wooden thing attached to it though?

NOTORIOUS said...

This is horrific on so many levels.

Anonymous said...

Wow what Media Hype...... Something the Zippies / Yippies would have done

Anonymous said...

I wish I could form a response to this.

Anonymous said...

I hope the FBI takes it down with care and dusts for finger prints.

Giovanni said...

Not funny. Not everyone will get the joke. Take it down.

Anonymous said...

wtf is the block of wood, it makes it looks crappy

Anonymous said...

It does seem a bit misguided and potentially alarming but also a poignant and timely political statement about the trump agenda.

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to let Rosie M. know what's happening around the hood

Anonymous said...

The block of wood needs to go! Otherwise, nice piece.

Anonymous said...

Agree not everyone will get the sarcasm, believe it or not there are people that are clueless to politics and never vote.

Anonymous said...

Trump agenda? Some Asshat liberass makes a bad joke. You people are retarded. I can't wait to see the faces of the feces when Trump is elected President.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we shouldn't cater to the ignorant.

Anonymous said...

I think it's important that we continue to try and subvert the message. We are constantly bombarded by advertising, propaganda, media manipulation, government rhetoric in public spaces. It is a one-sided dialogue. When people respond in this kind of fashion it makes me feel a little better about the world. That people in the East Village 2016 are responding to a little bit of agitprop with such alarm doesn't surprise me though.

Anonymous said...

What? That's political art! I applaud it.

Anonymous said...

Fuck Trump. He can kiss my muslim ass.

Anonymous said...

The real criminal here was the person who has no regard for public property and posts signs.

Make America Hate Again! said...

Anonymous@9:53am: It's not some "liberal" who made a bad joke, it's the obvious culmination of what Donald Trump has proposed with respect to creating a national registry of Muslims. As a Jew I see an obvious parallel to what was done to Jews in Nazi Germany. Perhaps you should open your eyes and ears.

Anonymous@11:26am: Be careful, I wouldn't want Donald Trump's lips anywhere near any of my mucous membranes, and my ass is Jewish :-)

Some astonishing background on this:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/21/us/politics/donald-trump-sets-off-a-furor-with-call-to-register-muslims-in-the-us.html


Yahoo News asked Trump whether this level of tracking might require registering Muslims in a database or giving them a form of special identification that noted their religion. He wouldn’t rule it out.

“We’re going to have to — we’re going to have to look at a lot of things very closely,” Trump said when presented with the idea. “We’re going to have to look at the mosques. We’re going to have to look very, verycarefully.”


https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-has-big-plans-1303117537878070.html


NEWTON, Iowa — Donald Trump "would certainly implement" a database system tracking Muslims in the United States, the Republican front-runner told NBC News on Thursday night.

"I would certainly implement that. Absolutely," Trump said in Newton, Iowa, in between campaign town halls.

"There should be a lot of systems, beyond databases," he added. "We should have a lot of systems."


http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/trump-says-he-would-certainly-implement-muslim-database-n466716

Anonymous said...

Criminal, no regard for public property? It's a metal sign post, and it wasn't damaged or even defaced. If you oppose the sign's message and support Trump I'l respect that, but to characterize this as some kind of criminal vandalization is a very pitiful reaction.

RRReality1 said...

Anyone who takes exception to this doesn't know anything at all about where they are living. It is the East Village, it has a history of this kind of thing going back some 200 years or more! It isn't going to change because you bought a million dollar condo here and have your thousand dollar purse pooch mingle with the pit bulls at the dog run! Get used to it.

Anonymous said...

If Trump becomes president, I will leave this country for good. F him!

Anonymous said...

They were all over the city! Here's a buzzfeed article about it https://www.buzzfeed.com/jackgreen/new-york-artists-give-us-a-glimpse-into-the-haunti-2d8qe

Anonymous said...

It looks like the wood block was for jackets - here's an article that shows all the areas they hit

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jackgreen/new-york-artists-give-us-a-glimpse-into-the-haunti-2d8qe

JV said...

Likes for anonymous!

Anonymous said...

My friend and I did these. Thanks all for the love. And to those who want us arrested!

Anonymous said...

Just heard on ABC-7 News that the NYPD has a task force investigating these as a hate crime. So, Anon 11:20, if you really made these signs (and I'm skeptical, you could be anyone), prepare to defend your artistic expression.