Outspoken Ohio Sheriff Richard Jones is showing his support for Hollywood celebrities claiming they will leave the U.S. if President Donald Trump is re-elected.
Out of the kindness of his heart, Sheriff Jones is offering to help fund a one-way ticket to any celebrity wanting to leave the country.
Jones made the offer in a Facebook post1
An Ohio sheriff said he would help purchase one-way plane tickets for any celebrity who wishes to leave the country if President Donald Trump is reelected.
“These are mostly the same people who don’t like police, don’t like first responders, so I feel obligated to make a response to that,” Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said in a video posted to the department's Facebook page.
"I hope you do leave, and if there's any way I can help -- I'm not a rich person -- but I would be willing to throw in $10 to a special fund to help get you a flight or whatever it takes," he continued. "I'll even help them pack."
He added: "I will help fund that trip. You just can't come back."
Fox 19 has more on Sheriff Jones and his offer:
Several celebrities including Bruce Springsteen and Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee have said they plan to leave he country if Trump wins.
Jones is chairman of Trump’s re-election campaign locally and introduced him at a 2016 rally in West Chester Township just before the election.
The story has been picked up in the U.K. by the Daily Mail and the veteran law enforcement official is starting to make the national talk show rounds, appearing early Friday on Fox & Friends.
The cigar-chomping sheriff with framed pictures of John Wayne and a saddle in his office has made national headlines over the years with a series of controversial statements.
Most recently, in September, Jones sent out a news release after a chase involving several local law enforcement officials including his deputies pursuing a Hamilton homicide suspect resulted in a shootout that wounded a Middletown officer.
The sheriff warned people who he says “abuse police” that if “you shoot at police, expect us to shoot back.”
“I will not allow my deputies or any law enforcement officer in Butler County to take the abuse I have seen over the past several months,” he said.
Sheriff Jones even shared his offer on Twitter.