“Donald Trump can’t read this, but he’s scared of it”, read a billboard written in Arabic along the Michigan highway. As reported by the Guardian, the advertisement was placed near Dearborn with white Arabic text written on a plain black background.
The billboard appeared to mock Trump’s xenophobic policies against Muslims and immigration.
The advert further reads ‘Paid for by the Nuisance Committee and not authorised by any candidate or candidate committee’. The advert has been reportedly paid for by the Nuisance Committee, which is a campaign group organised by people behind the renowned game ‘Cards Against Humanity’.
Spokesperson for the campaign group, Mellisa Harris, who spoke to the Guardian said Dearborn was chosen as it has one of the largest Arab-American communities living in the United States of America.
In an interview to WWJ Newsradio 950, Harris said she liked the idea of people who do not speak Arabic ask their friends and relatives who speak Arabic to translate the words for them. “And I personally hope this also will generate some dialogue between Arabic speaking people and non-Arabic speaking people in Detroit and across the country,” Harris was quoted in the Guardian as saying.
The real estate mogul has come under severe criticism from the opposition party as well as globally for his anti-Muslim rhetoric and immigration policies. He had once said in a speech that he wanted a ban on Muslims entering the US, adding that the country should seriously consider profiling Muslims inside the country as a terrorism-fighting tool. In an interview to CBS’s Face The Nation, Trump had said the US has to really look at profiling. “It’s not the worst thing to do,” he had said.
The presidential nominee makes no bones about the fact that he says what he means, when in a statement he mentioned that he hated the concept of profiling, but “we have to use common sense” over “political correctness.”