Biden-Harris campaign logo projected onto Trump Tower in Chicago in stunt paid for by United Steelworkers union
TRUMP International Hotel & Tower in Chicago took on a different persona over the weekend—that of President Donald Trump’s opponent, Joe Biden.
Above the “TRUMP” building lettering, the words “BIDEN HARRIS” shone in bright blue light.
⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates
Below the logo for the Democratic presidential nominee and his vice presidential running mate Kamala Harris appeared “USW,” representing the United Steelworkers union responsible for projecting the “bat light.”
From the Twitter account @USWBat, the union shared various photos of the president’s building at night with the opposition’s mark.
“We didn’t?! We did!! And it felt so good. (The most action that sad, half-empty building’s seen in a while,” the union wrote in a tweet on Saturday.
“An eyesore no more,” another tweet by the union stated.
The Trump tower is just one of numerous sites in Chicago and other cities where the union has been casting the bat light over the past six weeks, according to Jess Kamm Broomell, a spokeswoman for the union.
“We’re just looking for places that really spotlight the significance of the election," she told the Chicago Tribune on Sunday.
"And what does that more so than a Trump hotel?”
The Trump Organization could not be reached for comment by The Sun on Sunday.
The bat light was planned for cities across Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, according to a press release.
Among the places that the union has displayed the light are Wrigley Field in Chicago, Terminal Tower in Cleveland, Mount Washington in Pittsburg and Lambeau Field in Wisconsin.
Kamm Broomell said that “voting is a heroic act” and that the bat light is also meant to encourage Americans to participate in the November election.
“We’ve been trying to make that connection too, that everybody can be a hero and everyone has a role to play, everybody has a responsibility and we’re sort of lighting up the sky to do that,” she said.
The union includes about 850,000 current and past members in steel and other industries in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.
It launched the multi-state bat light tour in September.
“USW members across the country are familiar with the consequences of the broken promises they have endured for the last four years,” USW International President Tom Conway said in a statement at the time.
“The president claims to have saved jobs, but his failed policies are responsible for hastening the loss of manufacturing employment.”
Throughout Trump’s presidency, various groups that are against him have projected messages of opposition onto his properties.
Source: Read Full Article