Resist: Anti-Trump Billboard In Arizona Goes Heavy On The Nazi Imagery

Matt Vespa
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Posted: Mar 18, 2017 9:00 AM
Resist: Anti-Trump Billboard In Arizona Goes Heavy On The Nazi Imagery

Progressives eat up the Trump=Hitler narrative to the point where there is a billboard in downtown Phoenix, which is heavy on such imagery. Santa Monica-based activist Karen Fiorito designed the billboard, which has the president in between two nuclear explosions and dollar signs imitating swastikas used by the Nazi Party. Fiorito says she’s worried about money and politics, along with the direction of the country under Trump. Yeah, that goes for you and every other voter who cast a ballot for a losing candidate in a presidential election. The back of Fiorito’s billboard shows a bunch of hands using sign language to spell “Unity” above it. Fiorito also did protest billboards during the Bush administration (via AZ Central):

A billboard depicting President Donald Trump's face next to explosions and dollar signs created with typography imitating Nazi swastikas went up in downtown Phoenix on Friday afternoon.

The back of the billboard shows five fists forming sign language letters with the word "unity" beneath the fists.

The billboard is near Grand Avenue and Taylor Street in Phoenix.

Santa Monica, Calif., artist and activist Karen Fiorito is the artist of the two-sided billboard.

La Melgosa, a gallery in Phoenix that "supports the arts community in Phoenix" commissioned the piece, Fiorito said.

La Melgosa commissioned Fiorito to do a similar anti-President George Bush billboard in 2004 when she was a graduate art student at ASU. When approached with this opportunity, she accepted and said this billboard piece is "even more powerful" given the current political climate.

"I was given the opportunity to just say what I want," Fiorito said. "And that's what I did."

The artist said she has a "real fear" of the direction of the country politically under Trump. She said the dollar signs imitating Nazi swastikas originally were designed by New York artist Hugh Gran for her 2004 billboard, but she believed they were appropriate for use in this piece as well.

"I felt that those really symbolize politics and money and power," Fiorito said.

Love it or hate it, this is free speech. It’s maddening. I certainly don’t agree with it, but we all knew something like this was going to happen. On a smaller scale, it already has happened concerning people who think we’re drifting closer to fascism because Trump is a Nazi, or something. It’s a liberal temper tantrum; let them rant. It only makes it easier for the president to secure a second term.