Arabic Billboard Near Detroit Makes Fun of Trump

Sign reads: 'Donald Trump, he can’t read this, but he is scared of it anyway'
By Daniel Kay,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2016 9:39 AM CDT
Arabic Billboard Near Detroit Makes Fun of Trump
An image of the billboard in Dearborn.   (The Nuisance Committee/Facebook)

A super PAC funded by the creators of risque card game Cards Against Humanity has placed an Arabic-language, anti-Trump billboard on a highway in Michigan. It's in Dearborn, a suburb of Detroit, which has a large Arab-American population, reports the Detroit News. The billboard is a simple string of white Arabic text on a black background that, translated, reads: "Donald Trump, he can’t read this, but he is scared of it anyway." No translation is on the billboard itself, however, "because I like the idea of people who do not speak Arabic have to ask their friends who do speak Arabic for them to translate the board for them," says a spokeswoman for the Nuisance Committee super PAC, per CBS Detroit.

The billboard cost $4,850 and was financed through the sale of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton-themed card packs for the popular Cards Against Humanity game, a fundraiser that has netted the super PAC $410,000, reports the Detroit Free Press. The group has bought several other tongue-in-cheek billboards in cities around the US. One in Orlando references the video game Overwatch with the message, "Donald Trump mains Hanzo and complains about team comp in chat," which you'll need your geekiest gamer friend to translate (Slate has an explainer here). Another in Chicago asks, "If Trump is so rich how come he didn’t buy this billboard?" (More Donald Trump 2016 stories.)

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