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‘Impeach Trump’ billboards go up in Times Square

For 10 minutes out of every hour through to New Year’s Eve, billboards on Times Square will direct passers-by to a website where they can sign a petition calling for US President Donald Trump’s impeachment.

Over 350,000 people walk across Times Square each day, one of the busiest pedestrian zones in the world. It will only get busier on New Year’s Eve, when up to a million people will go to watch the countdown. They might also catch a glimpse of the billboards paid for by billionaire Democratic Party donor Tom Steyer. The billboards direct their viewers to Steyer’s website, needtoimpeach.com, where they can sign a petition asking Congress to take action against the Commander-in-Chief.

“We’re putting a couple of large billboards in Times Square calling for the impeachment of the president,”Steyer, who put $20mn toward the campaign, told Bloomberg on Monday. “We legitimately feel that this is the huge issue in front of the American people that no one is standing up for what the overwhelming number of Americans think.”

Steyer, a former hedge fund manager who has since turned his focus to environmentalist causes like fighting climate change, has already run a series of TV ads in which he called the Trump administration a “clear and present danger” that threatens to drag the United States into a nuclear war. The ads ran on Fox News’ Fox & Friends show, known to be a favorite program of the president, prompting a response.

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