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Democrats unveil billboard of Trump tossing paper towels

Last Updated Jan 14, 2020 at 6:25 pm MST

FILE - in this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump smiles while speaking at a campaign rally, in Toledo, Ohio. Trump heads to battleground Wisconsin for a rally that coincides with a Democratic presidential debate in neighboring Iowa and kicks off a year where Wisconsin will be at heart of the fight for the White House. (AP Photo/ Jacquelyn Martin File)

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Ahead of Vice-President Mike Pence’s Latinos for Trump rally in central Florida, state Democrats have paid for a billboard showing an image of the president tossing paper towels at a Puerto Rican church after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria.

The Florida Democratic Party unveiled the billboard Monday in Kissimmee, a city outside Orlando with a large Puerto Rican population, including many who came to central Florida after the 2017 hurricane.

Above the image of President Donald Trump tossing the paper towels into a crowd, are the words “Prohibido Olvidar,” or “Never Forget” in English. Critics at the time said the president’s tossing of the paper towels showed a lack of sensitivity to the devastation on the island.

Pence is the featured speaker at a Latinos for Trump rally being held in Kissimmee on Thursday. The vice-president and his wife also are attending a Keep American Great rally in Tampa that day.

The Associated Press