A massive sign that read Trump appeared above California’s 405 Freeway for some time on Tuesday, before authorities took it down saying it was a traffic hazard.
Several pictures and videos shared on social media showed the sign, which was styled like the iconic Hollywood sign near Sepulveda Pass, west of Los Angeles.
The sign consisted of large white letters that spelt “Trump” and was reportedly spotted by people travelling on the freeway at around 7 am, Los Angeles Times reported.
Someone put up this Trump sign overnight along the 405 freeway, near the Getty. This is right in the middle of what’s largely considered one of the most liberal cities in America. pic.twitter.com/KlSdao4mwk
— Christina Pascucci (@ChristinaKTLA) October 6, 2020
Though it wasn’t clear who placed the sign, the chief public information officer for the California Department of Transportation said that the sign was taken down after concerns over it distracting drivers. Authorities also were unable to explain how the sign was erected and who was behind it.
Sharing the video of the sign on Twitter, Trump wrote, “Vote TRUMP California. No more blackouts, shutdowns, ridiculous forest fires, or water “rationing” (coming soon). We can win in California NOW!”.
Vote TRUMP California. No more blackouts, shutdowns, ridiculous forrest fires, or water “rationing” (coming soon). We can win in California NOW! https://t.co/6O8F9jjhTf
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2020
Here’s how people reacted to pictures of the sign:
Absolutely awesome!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸
— DDSHA68 (@ddsha68m) October 6, 2020
Love him or hate him … pic.twitter.com/8VDIGggzg5
— Human_Male (@josephmclvn) October 6, 2020
He’s a hero whoever he is.
— DDR (@dom_drea) October 6, 2020
He’s not going to win California!!! Not worth the effort!!
— Fuzzy Rohde (@WuffyTheDog) October 6, 2020
Signs don’t vote. People vote. And trump is doomed.
— Jessica 🇺🇸🆘 (@allastras) October 7, 2020
They forgot to put up the last word, L I E S.
— Mike (@cwrozzi) October 7, 2020
— Leslie Galerne (@lesliegs) October 6, 2020
It makes everything look better 👍🏽🇺🇸
— Sabine ⭐️Coulter (@sabine_durden) October 6, 2020
Whoever did it is clearly wasting their time in CA. California will never go to Trump.
— **SoCalGirl** (@SoCalGirl1208) October 6, 2020
Idc how many of those tacky signs you put I still won’t vote for him !!
— elizabeth (@elizabe86548688) October 6, 2020
That’s one name definitely not associated with or wanted in California
— Padraig OBrien (@padnandos1) October 6, 2020
Is that northbound or southbound? I’m bringing my sledgehammer
— Katie Massa Kennedy 🇺🇸 (@katiemassa) October 6, 2020
Just watch. A giant “FAILED” sign will appear soon adjacent to it.
Too many Americans have died due to his mishandling of the Covid situation. This is his failure.
— OldCoastie (@OldCoastie54) October 6, 2020
A Fox News report said that many complaints were filed over it being a wildfire risk due to the sign’s placement over dry bush.