To be more precise, the banner being pulled across the sky and photographed by witnesses (including a reporter from local CBS News station) read: “Trump you pathetic loser go back to Moscow.”
A second banner read: “Trump the worst president ever.”
It wasn’t immediately clear in press reports how close the planes flew to Mar-a-Lago, or if the former president saw the banner or was aware of them.
Trump isn’t particularly popular in the area. Palm Beach County, where Mar-a-Lago is located, voted for Joe Biden in the presidential election, 56% to Trump’s 43% (though the town of Palm Beach went for Trump). Neighbors are threatening to sue to enforce zoning restrictions forbidding the club to be used as a legal residence, as Trump is doing.
The anti-Trump air stunt echoed a prank in 2018 while the then-president and his entourage were visiting his Turnberry golf resort in Scotland. A paragliding critic from Greenpeace teed off by Trump floated over the crew with a sign reading: “Trump Well Below Par #Resist.
It was unclear who was responsible for the Florida messages.
While many on Twitter appreciated the sentiments in the Florida sky, others thought it was a bit of a waste of money … or anger. One wondered about flight restrictions over the resort that had been in place when Trump visited. But they were dropped after Trump stopped being president.
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