'He can't read this': Campaign group trolls Donald Trump with Arabic billboard 'for his hateful rhetoric'


An Arabic billboard mocking Donald Trump has appeared on an interstate highway in the US.

The poster, which can be found on westbound I-94 in Dearborn, Michigan, says: "Donald Trump, he can't read this, but he is afraid of it."

Unveiled this week, the black-and-white billboard was created by Cards Against Humanity's anti-Trump political action group known as The Nuisance Committee.

Trump billboard.

The poster, which cost the group $4,850 (£3,900), was funded through the ongoing sales of Cards Against Humanity's add-on packs that feature both Trump and his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton.

So far, Cards Against Humanity - a party game where players complete statements using politically incorrect and sometimes objectionable or phrases printed on playing cards - has raised more than $400,000 (£325,000) through its special expansion packs.

Kitty Kurth, spokeswoman for the Nuisance Committee, says the campaign is intended to "target Arabic-speaking voters in the Detroit area and encourages others, who don't speak Arabic but are curious about its message, to ask a friend what it says".

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The committee gets its name from Cards Against Humanity creator Max Temkin whose grandfather Ira Weinstein was shot down over Germany during the Second World War and became a prisoner of war.

Temkin says his grandfather and other Jewish POWs joined forces to form a "Nuisance Committee" to "irritate their captors in ways that wouldn't get them shot", adding that "the comparison between Trump and Hitler is intentional".

Melissa Harris, who is also part of the same committee, adds: "We chose Dearborn because of its large Arab-American population and its location inside a swing state.

"We want Arab-Americans in Michigan to go to the polls and be counted. We also want to spark a dialogue between people who see the board but don't speak Arabic."

However Harris says despite the in-your-face billboard, their campaign is meant to be tongue-in-cheek and subtle.

"We wanted to be funny and clever as opposed to mean and cruel," she adds. "We wanted to offer an alternative to Donald Trump's hateful rhetoric.

"And also, we want to suck some airtime away from Trump."