The attacks against Trump supporters continue.
Jay Johnson a Trump supporter from Minnesota is flying a massive pro-Trump flag on top of a crane at his construction business.
Johnson said since he put the flag up he has received over 100 complaints about flag and even has had his business shot at.
According to Buffalo, Minnesota authorities Johnson is violating city rules being his flag isn’t licensed and will be receiving fines and repercussions if it isn’t licensed.
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How ridiculous is that?
I’m sure if the flag didn’t have the name Trump on it there would be no problem at all.
Defiant Trump supporter says he'll go to JAIL before he takes down giant 50ft x 30ft 2020 flag https://t.co/OWn7IVOmqN
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) April 8, 2021
Trump supporter ‘prepared to go to jail’ as he defies city ordinance by flying absurdly huge flag https://t.co/FjMr45EpCA
— Raw Story (@RawStory) April 7, 2021
The Daily Mail covered the story, see what they had to say:
A defiant Trump supporter is refusing to take down a huge 2020 flag, which violates city rules, and even said he is prepared to go to jail.
Jay Johnson, from Minnesota, is flying a 50ft by 30ft Trump 2020 flag over his construction business.
The custom-made $1,000 flag has caused huge controversy in Buffalo and even led to his work vehicles being shot.
The city has received 100 formal comments about the flag with locals divided on whether it should stay.
The flag is flying from a crane 150ft over the construction site and a city ordinance claims it needs to be licensed.
Johnson told CBS Minnesota: ‘It looks small because it’s 150ft in the air, but it’s a pretty big flag.’
A city official said it is still deciding how to proceed with enforcement but Johnson said he is prepared to fight.
If he is ordered to take it down, Johnson said he will put it up elsewhere and maybe even buy a bigger flag.
A flag this big needs a license, which Jay Johnson hasn't applied for. Jay told me he's ok if the city decides to fine him since he's already paid $1,000 for the flag and $50,000 for the crane to display it.
The city's deciding how to move forward with enforcement. https://t.co/h6MdyzN6op
— David Schuman (@david_schuman) April 7, 2021
Only in America, a flag that’s too big needs a license.
It sounds like just another way for the city to make a quick buck.
CBS Minnesota covered the story too:
A Minnesota man refuses to take down a “Trump 2020” flag that’s in violation of city ordinance.
Jay Johnson is flying the custom-made flag on a crane at his construction business in Buffalo.
He says he took down the flag, which measures 50 feet by 30 feet, after the election — but decided to put it back up last month. Not long after, several of his work vehicles had their windows shot out by BB guns. Police are investigating.
“I’m willing to forgive the people that did it,” Johnson said. “They just got to come forward and admit it. I put a reward out.”
But now, Johnson is in violation of the law. Buffalo city ordinance says a sign that big needs to be licensed, which he hasn’t applied for. A city official says they’re determining how to proceed with enforcement.