When Chicago-based artist, Mitch O’Connell, first created an ugly billboard portraying President Trump with a skeleton face, he pitched his idea to about 30 major U.S. cities, and couldn’t get any of them to accept it.
After being rejected by all U.S. cities, including Washington, D.C., Chicago and others, O’Connell took his billboard to Mexico City.
The Trump billboard now towers over Periferico Avenue in Mexico City, where it is expected to remain on display for about a month, Reuters has reported.
O’Connell claimed he was “inspired” to do the drawing when Trump first launched his presidential campaign in 2015. At the time, he was in the middle of a project for a horror and science-fiction film festival about aliens living among humans.
About Trump, O’Connell said, “With every month that passed since I did the drawing two years ago, he has become more like that crazy alien. It seems over time he became more and more like the movie, so it became more and more appropriate over time.”
O’Connell set up a GoFundMe account in April 2017, trying to raise money to pay for billboard rentals in multiple locations. So far, he hasn’t gotten many takers, having only raised just over $3,000 after three months.
“I’ve enjoyed watching The Donald since the days of Celebrity Apprentice. He was a very amusing blowhard parading around in his gold on gold hotel rooms, and now mesmerizing in his run doing the opposite of any other candidate. I looked back at my drawing, then back at Trump, and started thinking how funny it would be to give that alien Trumps equally mesmerizing swoop of hair. It was a very natural fit!” O’Connell stated in his plea for funds.
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 28, 2017
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