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While anti-Trump protests are not uncommon these days, one Pennsylvanian’s method was unique.
With protests planned in response to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s visit to Pittsburgh, one man took a decidedly different approach. Psychiatrist Eric Rickin posted unique anti-Trump signs across his Fox Chapel lawn, reported the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The custom signs display messages such as: “Trump Likes Hunt’s Ketchup,” referring to Pittsburgh-based brand Heinz, “Trump Hates Pierogies,” and “Trump Moved My Parking Chair.”
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“I feel his whole campaign and his positions are absurd. But when you try to argue with logic, it doesn’t really work,” said Rickin, 42, a longtime Democrat who is using the lawn signs to fight “the absurd with absurdity.”
A photo of the display posted to Chatham University’s Food Studies Program by Professor Alice Julier was captioned: “So Pittsburgh. So Food Studies …”
“What I’m really struck by is the way food symbolizes who we are,” said Julier, according to the Post-Gazette.
Trump’s campaign office in Monroeville reacted to the signs as well. “I really got a kick out of his signs,” volunteer organizer Tricia Cunningham told the Post-Gazette. “I thought it was very creative. You’ve just got to laugh about it.”
The signs and their messages may be uniquely Pittsburgh, as some on social media tried to understand the references.
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The one about Hunt’s Ketchup is the best…. https://t.co/l4EqMlm9zk
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I pretty much love this ? ? ? https://t.co/k1QXafFHT0
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