Posted: July 04, 2018

Trump presidency countdown clock on Seattle home goes viral

Donald Trump Through The Years

By Patranya Bhoolsuwan, KIRO7.com

SEATTLE —

A house in Washington state is getting attention for a controversial sign posted outside.

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It shows a countdown to the end of the first term for Donald Trump's presidency.

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KIRO-TV found out it was the former owner of the home in Seattle's Leschi neighborhood who made the countdown clock shortly after Trump's inauguration. 

He even made an Instagram account, where he’s gotten support and criticism for his piece of political expression.

That house was recently sold to Lily Onnen and her husband.

She said it was in the contract for the couple to maintain the sign, and they are happy to do so.

“It’s a message of hope,” Onnen said. “For me the more the number shrinks, the more hopeful I get."

Zawdie Terry, who lives next door, said he finds the sign amusing and not something that people would find offensive. 

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“Even if you support the current president, it’s just a countdown,” Terry said.

Onnen and her husband will continue flipping the numbers on the sign every day, and they are even prepared for a potential second term.

“We would reset the clock. We would start all over,” Onnen said. 

The former owner of the house has moved to the Magnolia neighborhood and said he has already put up a similar countdown clock at his new home.


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Trump presidency countdown clock on Seattle home goes viral

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Trump presidency countdown clock on Seattle home goes viral

A house in Washington state is getting attention for a controversial sign posted outside. It shows a countdown to the end of the first term for Donald Trump's presidency.

Walmart facing calls for boycott after 'Impeach 45' shirts appear online

Retail giant Walmart is facing criticism and calls for a boycott after shirts appeared for sale on the company’s website emblazoned with the phrase “Impeach 45,” an apparent reference to President Donald Trump.

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Ryan Fournier, chairman of the group Students for Trump, first brought the issue to the public’s attention when he questioned the company’s decision to sell the clothing Monday in a tweet, according to the “Today” show.

“What kind of message are you trying to send?” Fournier asked.

The hashtag #BoycottWalmart started trending on Twitter as users questioned the decision to sell the shirts.

The T-shirts were no longer available on Walmart’s website by Tuesday afternoon.

Bloomberg noted that the shirts were not sold by Walmart itself. The company allows third-party sellers to advertise on Walmart.com in exchange for a commission on each sale, Bloomberg reported. The “Impeach 45” shirts were sold by retailer Old Glory, according to the “Today” show.

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It’s not the first time that Walmart has come under fire for items sold through its website. In November 2017, the company pulled a shirt that read “Rope. Tree. Journalist. SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED,” according to USA Today. The retailer pulled a shirt in December 2016 that said “Bulletproof: Black Lives Matter” on it after receiving complaints from the national Fraternal Order of Police, The Huffington Post reported.

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