On Election Day, a plane flew a banner around Philadelphia, PA that mocked President Donald Trump for loving the Dallas Cowboys and their owner Jerry Jones.
The city of Philadelphia has a contentious relationship with Dallas because of their two football teams. The Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys are both in the same NFL division – the NFC East. Therefore, a group called Rural America 2020 used the football rivalry to implore Philly voters to cast their ballot for Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
Rural America 2020 flew two banners around the city on Tuesday. They included the humorous one that emphasized Trump’s NFL team preference, because of his relationship with Jones. The banner read: “DONALD TRUMP [LOVES] JERRY JONES AND THE COWBOYS.”
In addition, the group flew a second banner throughout the City of Brotherly Love. It had a more serious tone in its message. The second banner simply read: “VOTE LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT.”
Rural America 2020’s Twitter account shared a photo of their more amusing banner, which they “had fun with.”
“We have two aerial banners flying over #Philadelphia today,” the group tweeted. “One is dead serious: ‘VOTE LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT’ We had fun with the other one: ‘DONALD TRUMP (LOVES) JERRY JONES AND THE COWBOYS’ #PhillyVotes”
Rural America 2020 is a nonprofit group with the objective to “highlight misguided policies that have left rural communities behind.”
“Trump’s policies have devastated rural America,” the group’s Twitter profile says. “Our campaign is exposing the rural economic crisis.”
Trump and Jones Share a ‘Friendly Relationship’
Trump and Jones have known each other for years and have a “friendly relationship.” However, Jones has not endorsed either presidential candidate in 2020. The owner of “America’s Team” has not revealed his preference as a business decision. Jones does not want to alienate anyone in the Cowboys enormous, wide-ranging fanbase, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Yet, Jones did vocalize his support for Trump following the president testing positive for COVID-19 in early October. He said he wanted to “express my sensitivity and concern” for the president and applauded Trump’s work ethic.
“I’m very confident that he’ll be able to continue governing. And really, really, I’m sure that he has anticipated this, knowing him,” Jones told 105.3 The Fan. “He’s the hardest worker you’ve ever seen. Knowing him, he’ll be able to go right on through and hopefully not miss a beat.”
The Houston Chronicle reported that during the 2016 presidential election, Jones donated more than $1 million to Trump’s campaign.
[H/T NY Post]