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Author: Aleena Gardezi

The Nuisance Committee Tries to Poke Fun at Donald Trump

Posted October 24, 2016

Residents of Michigan, Chicago, and Florida have one thing in common: a 20 foot billboard that’s trying to irritate GOP nominee Donald Trump with several different messages and a website that explains why not to vote for Trump.

In the past few weeks, the Nuisance Committee, a super PAC founded by Max Temkin, the co-creator for Cards Against Humanity, “the card game for horrible people” has installed messages on three different billboards.

“If Trump is so rich, how come he didn’t buy this billboard?” TrumpDoesn’tPayTaxes.com is on a billboard near O’Hare airport in Chicago and discusses how Trump hasn’t paid taxes in over a decade.

“Donald Trump mains Hanzo and complains about team Comp in chat.
In Florida, TrumpIsNotATeamPlayer.com aims to target the gamers and younger generation by using the popular video game “Overwatch.” The website discusses Trump’s lack of credibility because he always blames others for his mistakes.

A message in Arabic which translates to: “Donald Trump can’t read this but he’s still afraid of it.”TrumpIsScared.org was placed in Dearborn, Michigan because of its high population of Arab Americans  in hopes to spread awareness and start a conversation between muslims and non-muslims.

The committee, which is entirely funded by the sales of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump add-on card packs began sales in August and has over accumulated over $400,000 has a site which shows the sales numbers real time at https://americavoteswithcardsagainsthumanity.com.

“At the end of this promotion, Cards Against Humanity will tally up the sales of both packs, and depending on which pack gets more support, we will donate all the money in support of Hillary Clinton’s campaign,” the site states.

Temkin, who volunteered for President Barack Obama’s 2004 U.S. Senate race and worked for his 2008 presidential campaign, is a Hillary supporter.

He also has a personal connection with the name of the committee which stems from a story in his life. His grandfather was shot down on his 24th combat mission over Germany during World War 2. In the POW camp, where he was in prison, he and his fellow captures formed a nuisance committee to irritate the camp guards.

“So that story is really the inspiration for this effort, which is to poke at Donald Trump,” explained committee spokesperson Melissa Harris.

According to Harris, the committee also found a way to add more humor to the campaign in a unique way. On the weekend of Oct 21st, the committee sent a bunch of comedians through Chicago to Cleveland to canvas door to door for Hillary. On Nov. 5, they plan to something similar in Iowa City.

The committee is also using social media to grab the attention of voters. They  enlisted the help of Star Trek actor George Takei for narrating podcasts with similar messages.

In a podcast titled “Dictator” Takei narrated, “As Americans, it is our duty to resist fascist dictators wherever they rise up in the world.”

“This November, we are not going to elect one here,” he added.

And they are still working hard.  There will be at least three new billboards by the end of October in Phoenix, Atlanta and near Lynchburg, Virginia, with three new messages.