Christian supporters of President Trump are coming under attack in the self-described city of tolerance–New York City.
Posters calling white, Christian supporters of President Donald Trump “trash” appeared across the Big Apple on Oct. 25.
However, the slick branding was not approved by the city, the Department of Sanitation said late Thursday.
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“These were not created or issued by the Department of Sanitation, and we do not condone the unlawful defacement of City litter baskets. We are looking into this matter,” the department said in a statement.
Vito Turo, a spokesman for the city’s Department of Sanitation, told Boston 25 that the posters weren’t sanctioned.
“A street artist has designed them and illegally placed them on our official litter baskets,” Turo said. “We have told him to cease and desist and if he does not, we will fine him $75 for each poster we find and remove.”
Posters Show White Christians
One poster shows a white man wearing a tank top with a Confederate flag tattoo on his arm, a “Make America Great Again” hat on his head, and a Chick-fil-A cup in his hand.
A large circle with a slash through it is imposed over the man’s head, below the text: “Keep NYC Trash Free.”
A second version of the poster shows a white woman wearing a black shirt and a “MAGA” hat and holding a Bible.
The so-called street artist behind the posters said that man and women are meant to represent Christian Evangelicals from the south.
“The statistics are there that a lot of Trump supporters who wear the MAGA hats come from red states, from the south, and are Christian Evangelicals. Those are the concepts that I included on these posters,” Winston Tseng told the Brooklyn Street Art blog.
Tseng claimed that Trump is “reflecting a lot of hate” from white Christians. “The source of the issue is the segment of America who supports him and authorizes him to make the decisions that he makes,” he said.
The posters appeared at the same time videos appeared on social media showing African-American supporters of Trump being attacked by white anti-Trump individuals in other incidents.
Trump has received more votes from African-Americans than any Republican president in recent memory and his popularity continues to grow in the community as an improving economy raises the economic prospects of blacks to a level never seen in American history.