Backed with an American flag, the placard features a finger pointing Trump
The image shows Trump as an alien intruder
It is seen towering above one of the busiest roads in Mexico City
MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Mexico has an intruder, an alien intruder - who is alerting every motorist in the capital about how he will “Make America Great Again.”
A billboard, created by Chicago-based artist Mitch O'Connell has gone up above one of the busiest roads in Mexico City - the two-tier inner city ring road known as the Periferico.
The billboard, that was originally intended to adorn a U.S. city, features a 13-by-7 meter American flag, along with a blue and red fleshless face of American President Donald Trump beneath his blond hair, pointing a finger and alerting Mexican about his agenda.
Creator of the billboard, Chicago-based artist Mitch O'Connell said the billboard went up last week after failing to find takers in the United States.
O'Connell said in an interview, "America is afraid to put up this tongue-in-cheek billboard. Then Mexico came to mind because Trump started out his campaign by being cruel and mean to everyone in Mexico."
So far, the White House has made no official comments on the sign.
Ever since the launch of his campaign for the presidency in 2015 and during his long and controversial election campaign, Trump sparked fury in Mexico as he pledged to build a massive border wall between U.S. and Mexico.
He accused that Mexico sent rapists and drug runners across the border.
At the time, O'Connell said he was working on a poster for a science-fiction and horror film festival featuring John Carpenter's 1988 cult classic 'They Live' about aliens living incognito among humans.
It was that project that inspired the artists’ vision of Trump.
Then four months back, O'Connell set up a GoFundMe page to get the image onto a billboard and his campaign managed to raise about $3,000.
However, he failed in some 30 attempts at pitching the image in Washington, Chicago and other U.S. cities.
He claims he found no U.S. company "wanted to touch it because it's political."
Jorge Alderete, an Argentine artist living in Mexico City who helped mount the billboard above the busy highway said that eventually, the Trump billboard was placed in Mexico and will remain on display for about a month.
O'Connell added, “With every month that passed since I did the drawing two years ago, he has become more like that crazy alien. It seems over time he became more and more like the movie, so it became more and more appropriate over time."
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