This "Impeach Trump" Billboard Near Mar-A-Lago Sure Isn't Subtle
A new billboard has popped up on a road well-traveled by President Donald Trump. But it isn't an advertising the president is likely to appreciate. A billboard calling for Trump's impeachment has appeared near Mar-a-Lago, Trump's private resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
"No one is above the law," the billboard, which was paid for by a group of Trump impeachment activists, reads. "Not even the president."
A group calling itself Impeach Trump Now reportedly crowdfunded the cost of the billboard, which lies along Southern Boulevard on the way to Mar-a-Lago. According to the Palm Beach Post, Impeach Trump Now is paying roughly $4,800 for a month's use of the billboard. The advertisement directs viewers to visit the website ImpeachDonaldTrumpNow.org.
John Bonifaz, the co-founder and president of Free Speech For People, an organization that has partnered with RootsAction.org to sponsor the Impeach Donald Trump Now campaign, said the president must be held accountable for "his flagrant violations of our Constitution" and for abusing power and public trust. "The President is not above the law," Bonifaz said in a statement released by the Impeach Donald Trump Now campaign. "We must demand that Congress initiate an impeachment investigation now. Our democracy is at stake."
The group claims more than 950,000 people joined their impeachment campaign in its first 110 days. As of Saturday nearly 1.2 million people had signed their petition urging an investigation by the House Judiciary Committee into the possibility of impeaching President Trump.
"Momentum for impeachment is accelerating at the grassroots," RootsAction.org National Coordinator Norman Solomon said in a statement. "As nationwide polling reflects, support for impeachment among the American people is vastly more widespread than what exists on Capitol Hill right now. It's time for Members of Congress to catch up with the public."
According to Gallup, Trump's approval rating has been resting at between 34 and 35 since Aug. 20. Moreover, a survey conducted in mid-August by the Pew Research Center found just 16 percent of Americans liked how Trump conducted himself as president, while 58 percent didn't like it.
But not everyone is a fan of Impeach Donald Trump Now's new advertising campaign. In a statement to the Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach County Republican Chairman Michael Barnett called the billboard "ridiculous."
"What do they want to impeach him for?" he asked sarcastically. "A million jobs in the last six months? It’s ridiculous."
Yet while the president may hear about the Impeach Donald Trump Now billboard, it's unclear if he'll ever actually see it in person. The president is not expected to return to Mar-a-Lago until later this fall, the Palm Beach Post has reported. The group is reportedly hoping to instal similar billboards in New York, Washington, and any other area where the president owns property and they feel there may be a conflict of interest.