A Michigan billboard was created just for Donald Trump—but he might not be able to read it, and that’s exactly the point.
Posted on I-94 in Dearborn, Michigan—home of one of the largest Muslim-American populations in the U.S.—a black billboard features a single sentence written in Arabic, save the name of the Republican presidential nominee.
Translated, the billboard reads: “Donald Trump: He can’t read this, but he’s afraid of it.”
A new billboard in Dearborn, Michigan says in Arabic: "Donald Trump: He can't read this, but he's afraid of it." pic.twitter.com/Zm425od5G2— Shadi Rahimi (@shadirahimi) October 17, 2016
Trump has built much of his campaign on Americans’ fears of immigrants, particularly Mexicans and foreign Muslims, as well as Muslim-Americans. In fact, the phrase “Muslim ban” has become synonymous with Trump’s campaign after the candidate proposed in December a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”
Mike Pence, Indiana’s Republican governor and Trump’s running mate, said earlier this month that the prohibition on foreign Muslims is “not Donald Trump’s position now.” Trump said during the second presidential debate that he now proposes “extreme vetting” of all Muslims hoping to enter the U.S. Regardless, fear-mongering over Muslims remains a centerpiece of the Trump campaign.
That’s why the Nuisance Committee, a super PAC founded by the people behind the foul-mouthed game Cards Against Humanity, is trolling the GOP candidate and keeping the issue front and center—at least in Dearborn.