A Minnesota man is refusing to take down a massive Trump 2020 flag in violation of city ordinance.
Jay Johnson raised his custom-made 50’x30′ flag at his construction business in Buffalo last month after initially taking it down when the 2020 election ended.
“It looks small because it’s 150 feet in the air, but it’s a pretty big flag,” Johnson said.
Johnson said that since he hoisted the Trump flag, somebody had shot out his work vehicles with BB guns.
“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.”
Buffalo city officials told local media that they’re weighing options to address Johnson’s flag, which is required to be licensed given its size.
“I’ll just put it up someplace else, and maybe even a bigger flag,” Johnson said. “I am prepared to get the fines, ultimately get cuffed, go to jail, whatever.”
The city has reportedly received over a 100 comments about the flag, with about half positive and half negative.
“It doesn’t really bother me much, it’s just weird seeing it up again,” said neighbor Patrick Cayanan said. “Like, are they campaigning again for 2024?”
This is just more evidence that Trump’s support remains as staunch as ever despite – or perhaps because of – having the 2020 election stolen from him.
Michael Hayden is now making calls for further persecution of Trump supporters who were at the Capitol on January 6th.