Ohio sheriff offers 'one-way ticket' for Springsteen and other anti-Trump celebs to leave US if president wins
The sheriff's video has since gone viral and he suspects that it is because other people are also tired of hearing political opinions from entertainers
A sheriff from Ohio has offered to help purchase a "one-way ticket" for celebrities like Bruce Springsteen, who have threatened to leave the country if President Donald Trump wins the re-election. Butler County Sheriff Rick Jones, in a video posted on his Facebook page earlier this week, stated that America is "the greatest country in the world," and celebrities who are claiming that they would leave based on this year's election results should be gone from the country.
The sheriff's video has since gone viral and he suspects that it is because other people are also tired of hearing entertainers' political opinions. Multiple celebrities and famous personalities like Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, and Tommy Lee, have vowed to leave the United States if Trump wins a second term in the 2020 poll.
Springsteen made the remarks about leaving the country during an interview with Australia's Daily Telegraph last week, where he expressed a desire to move to Australia if Trump gets re-elected. The singer said: "I love Australia. Every time, we have nothing but good times down there. It's always a treat to come. Love the people, love the geography, great place for motorcycle trips. It's close to our hearts. If Trump is re-elected, which he will not be -- I'm predicting that right now he's gonna lose, if by some happenstance he should be, I'll be on the next plane."
Sheriff Jones, in his Facebook statement, said that he felt "obligated" to respond to these celebrities because they are the "same people who don't like the police [and] don't like first responders." He said: "Good for you. I hope you do leave, and if there's anyway that I can help -- I'm not a rich person -- but I would be willing to throw in 10 dollars to a special fund to help get you a flight ... to whatever country of your choice. This is the greatest country in the world to live, regardless of who the president is."
Over 96 Thousand Views!!!! https://www.facebook.com/ButlerCountySO/videos/645580086129162/Posted by Butler County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, 21 October 2020
The sheriff also accused the celebrities of "trying to tear down the country," and noted that several celebrities over the past few years have threatened to leave the country ever since Trump became the Republican presidential candidate in 2016. He also pointed that none of them delivered on their promise after Trump won his first term.
Days after his video went viral, the sheriff appeared on Fox News and stated why he thought his message resonated with so many people. He said: "You want your people that are in sports, or make these movies or are comedians, to make you laugh, juggle some balls, and dance for you. They're entertainers. Out here in middle America, we don't want their political advice. We don't care."
The 2020 presidential elections are scheduled to be held within days on November 3, with early voting already underway in most states. A recent report by the Associated Press stated that with nine days left for the election day, more people have cast their ballots already in this year’s presidential election than early or absentee in the 2016 race.