Huntingtown, Md. — A pro-Trump sign warning liberals of the wrath they will face if Trump should be impeached has liberals in one Maryland community up in arms.
The billboard, posted just off Route 4 in Huntingtown, Maryland, reads, “Hey liberals, better get your guns if you try to impeach President Trump.”
The bottom of the sign reads, “From all of your deplorables in Calvert County.”
The billboard, which was paid for by a local man who was asked by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office to take it down due complaints received from the community, has since been taken down.
Captain Dave Payne of the Calvert Sheriff’s Office told The Baltimore Sun that his office had received multiple calls from mainly Democrats in the area who complained the sign was “offensive”. However, Payne said the sign also received a lot of positive response from the community.
“There’s two groups that are offended. We’ve received messages that say it’s offensive that it’s up,” Payne said. “While others say it’s offensive that he’s being pressured to take it down. We can’t win. We’re in the middle.”
Payne said this was not the first time the man put up pro-Trump messages on the billboard the past few years but this one has, by far, received the most attention.
“I love the billboard,” Michelle Rinker, a resident, told WJLA. “We’re conservative and there’s a lot of corruption that’s happened in this country and I don’t think it’s threatening.”
“If you attempt to take down a good president, there’s gonna be a problem,” Rinker added.
Another resident of the town, who asked not to be identified other than to say that she was a registered Democrat, said she and her son “fear” the sign.
“I hate that billboard,” she said. “I think it’s very threatening. I don’t like it at all.”
The signature on the sign which read “deplorables” relates to a controversial comment made by former DNC presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign in which she said Trump supporters and their fellow Republicans were “deplorable”.
The comment received a great deal of backlash from Conservatives and went on to play a key role in the outcome of the election.