One Trump supporter who has had it with the media decided to take his loud and proud message to a billboard. The Boerne, Texas man, Kyle Courtney, decided to buy ad space to make a statement to ABC News and all of their Trump and Russia coverage. In short, he was dumping the network’s news and wanted to make it very clear.
The billboard reads: “ABC News: I grew up with you. We are through. The Russians didn’t elect Donald Trump. I did.”
Message received. Kyle told NBC4 San Antonio the reason behind his message, noting in a statement:
“ABC News was the only channel I watched as a child growing up in Texas but I think they have lost touch with America and forgotten the working man. They don’t represent our voice anymore. Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was funded by the Clinton Foundation in close coordination with the media, and now we’re seeing them try to fix what they couldn’t fix during the election. They are doing everything they can, night after night, to create narratives and sway people’s direction to impeach Donald Trump. Our democracy is at stake when a major political party and the media are in bed together. I’m not asking anyone to boycott the Democratic party. I’m not in the brainwashing business, but the liberal media is.”
The billboard reportedly will be up for two months.
Those weighing in with comments on the ‘Oh, Texas’ Facebook post about the billboard message had plenty to say, with one person noting:
“The only politics that really matters is local/state politics: the feds don’t pave the roads or fund our police. If you care about politics, vote in your local elections: your choice for county commissioner matters more than your choice for President! (And while you’re at it, vote for the person, not the party: I’ve always, always voted split ticket).”
Another person explained:
“I’m not convinced of that… Russians hacked the DNC and published the emails. I assume they did the same to the RNC. Why no emails from them? I’m sure they had plenty of embarrassing things in there as well, but they wanted Trump and were afraid of Hillary. That’s not ‘Russians effecting the election’? How about the recent stories that Russian hackers were discovered by THIRTY NINE states, including the ones Trump ‘won’ by less than 1%? I’m not convinced he actually won.”
One commenter added this:
“I’m not saying the Russians elected Donald Trump. I don’t believe the votes were swayed by the interference. But we all better be concerned that today it was verified that Russia ATTEMPTED to penetrate 22 State election systems. It’s bigger than the President’s ego… should be bigger than yours.”
Still others weren’t convinced that shelling out money to make this statement was such a wise investment, with one commenter sharing:
“That doesn’t make his opinion any bigger or even louder. Just probably a lot more expensive” and another adding: “Despite my political opinion, this was a waste of money and that news channel doesnt care.”