Fox News reported this week that Scott Wagner, who previously served as one of Pennsylvania’s state senators has erected over a dozen billboards picturing Joe Biden in military attire next to the tagline “Making the Taliban Great Again.”
The military gear that Joe Biden is wearing is not the traditional American uniform and appears to be what a member of the Taliban forces would wear.
In a statement to Fox News, the former Republican state senator wrote that he has “several reasons” for his decision to post the imagery throughout his home state of Pennsylvania.
Heavily influenced by the sudden and polarizing withdrawal from Afghanistan, Wagner was embarrassed for his country and concerned that the Taliban no longer took the U.S. seriously.
“The pull out rushed through by President Biden had made us the laughing stock of the world,” insisted Wagner. Adding, “The Taliban are openly stating that they ran the United States out of Afghanistan – they are now very emboldened.”
Wagner expressed that the U.S. is now responsible for the lack of safety experienced by Afghan citizens since the Taliban took over the country.
He added an additional concern that the young people that grew up with the freedom provided by the United States’ presence will suffer at the hands of the Taliban.
The freedoms that “young people have experienced since we landed in their country will be taken away now that the Taliban is in control.” he told Fox News.
Wagner stated that he built strong connections with hundreds of veterans and their family members while serving in the Pennsylvania State Senate.
He said in his email that he is now troubled with facing them, along with the many others that suffered losses while fighting for freedom in Afghanistan.
“What do we say to families who lost loved ones in the Middle East – the country these people served and died for left Afghanistan with its tail between its legs,” questioned Wagner.
“It seems that President Biden was hell bent on rushing out of Afghanistan – his ego and lack on information is going to prove to be very bad for the United States.” wrote the former senator.
Swarms of mixed reactions circled on Twitter, both celebrating and criticizing the additions to the Pennsylvania billboard scene.
One member enjoyed the jab at Joe Biden and wrote “Quality trolling”.
Quality trolling. https://t.co/aWB6kcLGu8
— #Marcher (@MarcherLord1) September 16, 2021
Another member, who was not as supportive, also condemned the First Amendment writing; “These are the type of things Twitter should be blocking. Why only in America it’s ok to disrespect the President Of The United States. “DISGUSTING”.
These are the type of things Twitter should be blocking. Why only in America it’s ok to disrespect the President Of The United States. “DISGUSTING”
— Angela Ellis (@AngelaE41250696) September 16, 2021
Wagner stated that he has scheduled his billboards of Joe Biden to remain standing for two months.