An anonymous group released a flock of pigeons wearing tiny red MAGA hats and sporting President Trump’s iconic hairstyle in Las Vegas the day before Wednesday’s Democratic primary debate.
A self-described “underground radical group” that calls itself P.U.T.I.N. (Pigeons, United To Interfere Now) told the Las Vegas Review Journal that it released the pigeons on Tuesday as an “aerial protest piece in response to the arrival of the 2020 Democratic debate.”
A group member also claimed that “the release date was coordinated to serve as a gesture of support and loyalty to President Trump.”
It’s unclear if the PR stunt was a genuine pro-Trump demonstration or merely a fun prank.
The group claims that it wants to remain anonymous because it “values its cause over celebrity. The aim of this project is to draw attention to the art and the message, not those behind it.”
Twitter users posted adorable photos of the MAGA-hat-wearing pigeons.
Courtney Holland tweeted: “A flock of pigeons donning tiny MAGA hats (one even had hair resembling Trump’s) have been spotted in downtown Las Vegas.”
— Courtney Holland 🇺🇸 (@hollandcourtney) February 19, 2020
Another woman tweeted: “Only in Las Vegas. Trump support group releases dozens of pigeons in Las Vegas with MAGA hats attached to their heads with eyelash glue. One has a blonde bouffant. Stunt intended to welcome Trump as he arrives at his Las Vegas hotel for a three-day sleepover.”
Only in #LasVegas..#Trump support group releases dozens of pigeons in Las Vegas with #MAGA hats attached to their heads with eyelash glue. One has a blonde bouffant. Stunt intended to welcome #Trump as he arrives at his Las Vegas hotel for a three day sleepover. pic.twitter.com/dBpMTczrKa
— Marion McKeone (@marionmckeone) February 19, 2020
While many on Twitter slammed the stunt as an example of animal cruelty, P.U.T.I.N. claims that they fed, bathed and cared for the pigeons, which were rescue animals that were found covered in oil.
“We wash them with Dove (detergent) and get the grease off that usually accumulates from being underneath cars or near grease traps at restaurants while they’re looking for food,” the group said. “A lot of the time they are found with stringfoot, and we nurse them back to health. A lot of them are malnourished, and we feed them a variety of seeds.”
The group underscored that it used (temporary) eyelash glue to attach the MAGA hats and tiny wigs to the pigeons’ heads. They said the hats come off after a day or two on their own.
“It’s what women use to put around their eyes for eyelash extensions,” the group said. “The hats usually stay on for a day or two, depending on the bird’s movements. We can also remove them ourselves as they fly back to the coop. They could be gone for a day, two days or a week, but they always come back.”
In response to complaints of animal cruelty, one member said: “I don’t see the difference between this or people dressing up their dogs or cats.”
Meanwhile, the Democratic debate devolved into a nasty group takedown of billionaire Mike Bloomberg, who was attacked from all sides.
Trump supporters (and many leftists) agreed that the clear-cut winner of the debate was President Trump.
A billionaire is definitely winning this #DemDebate.
— Boris Epshteyn (@BorisEP) February 20, 2020
(Source: Mad Liberals)
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