On Friday, as Donald Trump’s attorneys mount their defense in his second impeachment trial in Washington, a sky banner calling for the former president to be convicted and locked up flew over Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, residence.
Reporters shared images of the banner reading “CONVICT TRUMP AND LOCK HIM UP” to Twitter. The banner was visible over the club in Palm Beach minutes before his defense team began presenting its arguments to the Senate, according to CNN’s Jim Acosta and Ana Cabrera.
During that presentation, Trump attorney Michael van der Veen referred to the House’s single article of impeachment over the president’s role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots as “an unjust and blatantly unconstitutional act of political vengeance.”
This is not the first time Trump has been trolled since leaving office. During his first weekend as a private citizen, sky banners calling the former president a “pathetic loser” and “the worst president ever” were flown over his Florida residence.
All-caps banner flying over Trump’s resort in Palm Beach as his defense team begins its presentation today: “CONVICT TRUMP AND LOCK HIM UP.” pic.twitter.com/MfhDxHGLKc
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) February 12, 2021
CNN team reports a banner reading "CONVICT TRUMP AND LOCK HIM UP" being flown over Mar-a-Lago today pic.twitter.com/GvKQyeP3IH
— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) February 12, 2021