U.S. President Donald J. Trump (C) delivers his first address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (L) and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R) listen on February 28, 2017.
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A billboard that went up along a major street in Phoenix Friday is already generating strong opinion.
The billboard features the work of California-based artist Karen Florito, according to KPNX. A portrait of Donald Trump is accompanied by mushroom clouds and swastikas that have been redesigned to look like dollar signs. Instead of an American flag, Trump is wearing a Russian flag lapel pin.
Beatrice Moore, a longtime patron of the arts in Phoenix commissioned the controversial artwork for the billboard, which she owns. The billboard was erected Friday to coincide with the opening of a local arts festival.
While Moore and Florito expect to receive criticism from Trump supporters, they hope that people will express their opinions in a safe manner and that no one will be harmed.