Mural features vulgar Trump quotes
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans resident was unlawfully ordered to remove a large mural featuring infamous Donald Trump quotes from a 2005 “Access Hollywood” recording, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
The mural is, in effect, a partial transcript of the recording that surfaced during the 2016 presidential race. In the recording, the future president is heard boasting about grabbing women’s private parts and describing a woman’s breasts in vulgar terms.
The mural, painted on a fence in a mostly residential area of modest houses, has black letters on a white background. It substitutes images for some of the words. For instance, instead of the vulgar term Trump used for breasts, it depicts a pair of bare breasts. It is located on the property of New Orleans resident Neal Morris.
The ACLU’s lawsuit says Morris was ordered by the city to remove the mural soon after it was painted in November.
The city’s Nov. 8 memo to Morris, a copy of which is in the court filing, did not mention the mural’s content, but noted that New Orleans’ zoning ordinance doesn’t allow murals in residential zones. The memo added that Morris could be fined or jailed if he didn’t remove it.