Residents in a southern Maryland county expressed mixed reviews after a group of “Deplorables” erected a billboard warning “liberals” to take up arms should President Donald Trump be impeached.
“Hey liberals,” reads the billboard in Maryland’s Culvert County, as first reported by DC’s WJLA. “Better get your guns if you try to impeach President Trump. From all of your deplorables in Calvert County.”
Public reaction to the billboard ranges from admiration to discomfort — so much so that the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office has been “flooded with phone calls” about the sign, both for and against it.
“I hate that billboard,” a woman who said her son is afraid of the sign told WJLA. “I think it’s very threatening. I don’t like it at all.”
“I’m a Republican but I think it’s a little offensive,” resident Kelly Mazzella said. “I think you can persuade people on the topics and not insult them.”
Conservative Marylander Michelle Rinker, however, defended the sign to the station.
“I love the billboard,” she told WJLA, adding that “if you attempt to take down a good president, there’s gonna be a problem.”
After mounting complaints to the sheriff, the sign’s owner reportedly agreed to change it once he returned to town.