A message supporting outgoing US president Donald Trump has bemused Australians after being etched by a skywriter across the Sydney sky.
Residents were left scratching their heads as the message appeared on Sunday just before midday reading simply ‘Trump 2020’.
The person or group behind the message – written almost two weeks after Americans went to the polls to choose their next president – is still unknown.
Residents were left scratching their heads as the message appeared over Sydney on Sunday
Photos and videos of the pro-Trump slogan drew a mix of support and condemnation when posted on social media.
‘Wondering who would have paid for this?’ one person wrote.
Another person stepped in to defend Trump: ‘The president is loved all over the world, more than the press will have you believe!!’
Although Democrat and president-elect Joe Biden has been declared the winner, Trump supporters have taken to the streets to demonstrate against the result.
Fervent supporters of Trump rallied in Washington on Saturday behind his spurious claim of a stolen election.
They swarmed his motorcade in adulation when he detoured for a drive-by on his way out of town.
Hours later, after night fell in the nation’s capital, demonstrators favouring Trump and counter-protesters clashed in the streets.
Videos posted on social media show fistfights, projectiles and clubs.
Trump makes a surprise visit at Million MAGA March in Washington DC on Saturday, gesturing to the cheering crowd
A motorcade carrying President Donald Trump drives by a group of supporters participating in a rally near the White House, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Washington
By early evening, police had arrested at least 10, including four on firearms charges, The Washington Post and WTOP reported.
Fury at the prospect of a transfer of executive power showed no signs of abating, taking a cue the president’s unrelenting assertion of victory in a race he actually lost.
‘I just want to keep up his spirits and let him know we support him,’ one loyalist, Anthony Whittaker of Winchester, Virginia, said from outside the Supreme Court.
Supporters of President Donald Trump cheer as his motorcade drives past a rally of supporters near the White House, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Washington
Meanwhile, Joe and Jill Biden went for a bike ride in a state park in Delaware, sporting masks as they rode
A broad coalition of top government and industry officials has declared that the Nov. 3 voting and the following count unfolded smoothly with no more than the usual minor hiccups.
They said it was ‘the most secure [count] in American history’ and they repudiated Trump’s efforts to undermine the integrity of the contest.
Biden spent the morning at his beach house in Delaware meeting with transition advisers, as he has done for much of the week, before returning to his home near Wilmington.
The president-elect has largely ignored Trump’s repeated claims of fraud, instead focusing on preparing to govern and fielding congratulatory calls from world leaders.