Tired of hypocrisy from Hollywood celebrities who promised to leave the United States if Donald Trump wins, Orange Beach, Alabama Mayor Tony Kennon started a GoFundMe page to help celebrities make good on their promise.
“To help provide finanical assistance to all those celebrities, athetes and any other elitist who stated they would leave the country if Donald Trump won,” the page says. “Our goal is to be able to fund an infinite number of bus tickets to Tijuana, Mexico so they might escape the new Trump era and start a new life for themselves in a third world country so that they might gain a little perspective. Our goal is their happiness so what I would like to say to them is don’t let the screen door hit you.”
So far, the page has raised $480 of its $10 million goal.
His account is called “Don’t let the screen door hit you” and it was born out of frustration over what he calls the hypocrisy of it all. “The minute things don’t go their way they’re going to take their ball and go home. In this case take their money and go somewhere else and I just want to help them. That’s the kind of guy I am. I want to help them get out of town.”
The goal of the account, ten million dollars, and Kennon says what he doesn’t spend on bus tickets he’ll donate to local charities.
Reaction to the post have been mostly positive but some believe the mayor is adding to the problem.
“The responses mean nothing for me,” says Kennon. “I’m stating and standing for what I believe in and I don’t care what anybody thinks. But for the most part, it has been absolutely positive.”
“It was sort of tongue in cheek but in reality, it’s serious business. Words have meaning,” he said.
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“Let us not forget those who promised to leave the country if Trump won,” he said on Facebook. “For us loving and sensitive Trump supporters, it is imperative that we help those downtrodden, multi-millionaire Hillary supporters find a better quality of life in Mexico or any other third world country for that matter and in the process help them gain a little perspective of reality instead of their worthless hyperbole.”
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