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Posted: March 18, 2017

Trump billboard with Nazi symbols stirs controversy in Arizona

U.S. President Donald J. Trump (C) delivers his first address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (L) and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R) listen on February 28, 2017.
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U.S. President Donald J. Trump (C) delivers his first address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (L) and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R) listen on February 28, 2017.

By Joy Johnston, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

PHOENIX —

A billboard that went up along a major street in Phoenix Friday is already generating strong opinion.

The billboard features the work of California-based artist Karen Florito, according to KPNX. A portrait of Donald Trump is accompanied by mushroom clouds and swastikas that have been redesigned to look like dollar signs. Instead of an American flag, Trump is wearing a Russian flag lapel pin.

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Beatrice Moore, a longtime patron of the arts in Phoenix commissioned the controversial artwork for the billboard, which she owns. The billboard was erected Friday to coincide with the opening of a local arts festival.

While Moore and Florito expect to receive criticism from Trump supporters, they hope that people will express their opinions in a safe manner and that no one will be harmed.


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