Rebel Trump supporter says he goes to Jail before taking down giant 50ft x 30ft 2020 flag he flies 45ft from a crane in Buffalo
- Jay Johnson waves a $ 1,000 Trump 2020 flag over his construction site
- The city says he needs a permit, but Johnson says he is willing to fight
- The controversial flag divided the locals and resulted in Johnson’s cars being shot
A defiant Trump supporter refuses to take down a massive 2020 flag that violates city rules, even saying he is ready to go to jail.
Jay Johnson, of Minnesota, flies a Trump 2020 flag 15 feet by 30 feet above his construction company.
The custom-made $ 1,000 flag has sparked controversy in Buffalo and even led to his work vehicles being shot down.
Jay Johnson refuses to take down a massive Trump 2020 flag that violates city rules in Buffalo, Minnesota
The city has received 100 formal comments about the flag, with locals divided on whether it should stay.
The flag flies from a crane 45 meters above the construction site and a city ordinance claims it requires a permit.
Johnson told me CBS Minnesota“It looks small because it’s 150 feet in the air, but it’s a pretty big flag.”
A city official said it is still deciding how to continue enforcement, but Johnson said he is ready to fight.
The custom $ 1,000 flag has sparked controversy in Buffalo and even led to its work vehicles being shot down
If ordered to take it down, Johnson said he would hang it elsewhere and maybe even buy a bigger flag.
He initially removed it after Trump’s election loss, but decided to hang it again last month.
Within hours, windows of his construction vehicles were fired on with BB guns, which police are investigating.
At the same time, a Trump merchandise store in another part of town was also shot.
A city official said they are still deciding how to continue enforcement, but Johnson said he is willing to fight
Johnson said, “I am willing to forgive the people who did it. They just have to come up and admit it. I have issued a reward. ‘
The flag cost $ 1,000 and the crane costs $ 50,000, and the business owner said he is willing to take any punishment the city orders him to do.
He said, “I’m willing to get the fines, end up being handcuffed, going to jail, whatever.”
Neighbors are divided on the flag and some describe it as ‘weird’ while others say they prefer an American flag.
Buffalo is located approximately 40 miles west of Minneapolis.