Donald Trump was protested in unique fashion during Friday’s Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.
A group of skywriters took to the not-so-friendly skies to writes messages that included “America is great. Trump is disgusting.” Another read “Anybody but Trump,” while yet another said “Iowans dump Trump.”
The Iowa Hawkeyes are set to play Stanford in the 102nd Rose Bowl game on Friday, with thousands of Iowa fans in attendance. The unidentified skywriters were no doubt trying to influence the upcoming Iowa caucuses, which will help set the tone for the 2016 Presidential race.
Trump has remained a clear frontrunner in the Republican side of the race, continuing to top a number of national polls. Trump’s high poll numbers come as the candidate and business tycoon has made repeated offensive and inflammatory remarks regarding Muslims, Mexican immigrants, and women.
Following the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California in Dec., which was carried out by a married Muslim couple, Trump proposed “a total and complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the United States, until lawmakers “can figure out what is going on.”
“Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension,” Trump said in a statement. “Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine. Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life.”