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Man behind ‘Making the Taliban Great Again’ billboards mocking Biden is revealed as state senator 

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A slew of billboards that have suddenly popped up across the state of Pennsylvania, depicting Joe Biden toting an RPG next to the slogan ‘Making the Taliban Great Again,’ has been revealed to be the handiwork of an ex-state senator. 

Republican Scott Wagner, 65, who ran for governor of the Keystone State in 2018 and lost, proudly took credit for the batch of bizarre billboards – of which there are 15 – when a Pennsylvania news outlet asked the statesman who was responsible.

Prior to the statesman’s admission, plenty of Pennsylvanians had been wondering who was responsible for the posters which pay homage to Donald Trump’s notorious catchphrase, ‘Make America Great Again.’

Wagner ended the mystery after being asked if he was behind the stunt. 

‘I’m not hiding from anybody, and that’s how I feel,’ the politician declared, after confirming he was responsible. 

A slew of billboards have suddenly popped up across the state of Pennsylvania that depict Joe Biden toting an RPG next to the slogan 'Making the Taliban Great Again,'

A slew of billboards have suddenly popped up across the state of Pennsylvania that depict Joe Biden toting an RPG next to the slogan ‘Making the Taliban Great Again,’

Wagner, who served the State Senate from 2014 to 2018, said that he has ‘several reasons’ for displaying the message across the state he once served, and that he alone ‘decided to put the billboards up.’  

‘The pull out rushed through by President Biden had made us the laughing stock of the world,’ he explained in an email to Fox News on Wednesday. ‘The Taliban are openly stating that they ran the United States out of Afghanistan – they are now very emboldened.’

Wagner added in his email that the freedoms ‘young people have experienced since we landed in their country will be taken away now that the Taliban is in control.’

Ex-State Senator Scott Wagner, 65, proudly took credit for the billboards, stating, 'that's how I feel,' when asked about the posters by a Pennsylvania news outlet

Ex-State Senator Scott Wagner, 65, proudly took credit for the billboards, stating, ‘that’s how I feel,’ when asked about the posters by a Pennsylvania news outlet

He also said he has met hundreds of veterans during his time in the Pennsylvania State Senate.

‘What do we say to families who lost loved ones in the Middle East – the country these people served and died for left Afghanistan with its tail between its legs,’ he told Fox News. ‘It seems that President Biden was hell bent on rushing out of Afghanistan -his ego and lack on information is going to prove to be very bad for the United States.’

And the ‘bigger mess,’ Wagner says, is the U.S. left behind aircraft, vehicles and a host of weapons and explosives when withdrawing from the war-torn country. 

‘I was watching an evening news show one night and saw the Taliban in American personnel carriers,’ he told the York Dispatch.

‘It’s like Vietnam – even worse,’ he said.

According to Brian Scott, vice president of the company that oversees the billboards, the posters were put up sometime last week – and they will stay where they are for two more months, according to Wagner, who paid a whopping $15,000 for the prominent postings.

Scott defended his company’s decision to air the advertisements when questioned by the Dispatch, saying, ‘Listen, we stay in the middle. If people want to call up and put up a billboard like this, as long as there’s not any cuss words or slang for cuss words, you know, we will do it.’

Wagner paid a whopping $15,000 for the prominent postings - of which there are 15 spread across the Keystone State

Wagner paid a whopping $15,000 for the prominent postings – of which there are 15 spread across the Keystone State

‘If somebody wants to call up and put a billboard up praising Joe Biden, we will do that as well. But we haven’t gotten any phone calls to do that,’ he added. 

York County Democratic Chairman Chad Baker, on the other hand, told the Dispatch that the billboard ‘is a mockery of a serious situation,’ citing that both Democratic and Republican presidents have had issues when it comes to the precarious task of withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan. 

But Wagner does not share that same sentiment.

‘If Trump had done the same thing,’ he said, ‘he’d be looking the same way.’ 

Surprisingly, Wagner says he’s received few complaints concerning the bevy of billboards – at least, so far.



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