Billboard on major highway near Middle Georgia Regional Airport will warn area residents ahead of Trump airport rally on Friday night
Original billboard tweet in IA has nearly 4 million views; Billboard has been featured on Jimmy Kimmel, CNN, MSNBC and other national broadcasts
(MACON, GA) – Today, Rural America 2020, the national non-profit made up of rural leaders, announced it has put up a digital billboard in Macon, Georgia ahead of the President’s appearance there at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport warning that it is a possible superspreader event. The billboard, which is on I-75 south of Hartley Bridge Road near the airport, warn residents and attendees in the area near the event. The billboard is the second Rural America 2020 has put up as they follow the President across the country. The first, posted in Des Moines, Iowa went viral and has been featured on national and local television and print news outlets.
Local Georgians, including those in Bibb County, working with Rural America 2020 praised the billboard and its message of warning:
“This billboard is a public service announcement,”said Seth Clark, Macon-Bibb County Commissioner-elect who works with the Rural America 2020 campaign. “Nobody wants to see a superspreader event but that’s exactly what these rallies are becoming. By ignoring expert warnings on distancing and masks, the President and his campaign are flying from one location to the next and leaving COVID hotspots behind. We don’t need that in Georgia, particularly since our state has already seen well over 300,000 infections.”
A Georgia Tech professor has said there is a 98 percent chance for COVID spread at the upcoming Trump rally if there were only 500 people present. Local GOP officials have said that they are expecting 20,000 rally participants.
Rural America 2020 is a 501(c)4 bipartisan non-profit that has built steering committees of concerned rural leaders and farmers across multiple states. Rural America 2020 helps educate and activate rural Americans on public policy issues that are impacting them, their communities and key rural industries, including agriculture.