Dem Billionaire Puts Up ‘Impeach Trump’ Billboards In Times Square

By on November 22, 2017

Manhattan’s Times Square likes to call itself “The Crossroads of the World.” And now the more than 350,000 people who pass every day through the intersection where Seventh Ave. meets Broadway will see a new message among the many that festoon the famed locale: “Impeach Donald Trump.”

It’s part of a $20 million ad campaign paid for by environmentalist and Democratic Party donor Tom Steyer. “We’re putting a couple of large billboards in Times Square calling for the impeachment of the president,” Steyer said Monday. “We legitimately feel that this is the huge issue in front of the American people that no one is standing up for what the overwhelming number of Americans think.”

In a campaign-style commercial that has been running on television for a month now, Steyer – who left his lucrative hedge fund in 2012 to fight climate change – Steyer has been advocating for Trump’s impeachment, saying the president is a “clear and present danger.” Steyer also accuses the president of obstructing justice and bringing the nation to the brink of nuclear war.

“If this is not a case for impeaching and removing a dangerous president, then what has our government become?” Steyer insisits in the ad. “I’m funding this effort to raise our voices together and demand that elected officials take a stand on impeachment.” The ads and the billboards urge people to go to www.needtoimpeach.com and sign a petition.

At present the petition has 250,000 signatures. The billboards will keep a running tally of the count.

The ads ran on “Fox & Friends,” which the president likes to watch. Of course he reacted to them.

Steyer says his campaign is all about direct action against Trump. “It seems as if elected officials don’t think this is the time or don’t think that it’s tactically smart,” he said. “We’re not trying to be tactically smart. We’re not trying to in some way, shape or form use this for the ’18 midterms.”

It will be interesting to see if the billboards are still there at midnight in December 31 when the ball drops to ring in 2018.