Update: AZ Billboard Depicting Trump as Nazi Was Taxpayer Funded!

It was paid by the city to "diminish barriers."

You might recall back in March when TruthRevolt reported on a Phoenix billboard that depicted President Donald Trump as a Nazi, flanked by dollar signs fashioned to resemble swastikas.

It has now come to light via the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch that the heinous advertisement was, worse yet, taxpayer-funded. The funds were funneled through an "arts advocate" by the city in order to "diminish barriers" (whatever that means). 

The Free Beacon reports

The billboard is owned by Beatrice Moore, a longtime art benefactor. The controversial billboard was designed by artist Karen Fiorito, who claimed she has received death threats as a result of her work.

According to records from the city of Phoenix, Moore received thousands of dollars in grants for a program she runs called Grand Avenue Arts & Preservation (GAP), which is where the billboard is located.

The Nazi artwork was debated at an annual local art celebration, Art Detour, that happens to be publicly funded. The event is put on by Artlink, a group founded by Moore with help from the city of Phoenix.

In July 2016, the city of Phoenix granted Moore and her art companies $3,500, and in August 2016, the 2017 Art Detour event received $1,800.

In the documents Judicial Watch obtained, Moore is described by the city as an "artist, community organizer, and arts advocate," and the public funding for Art Detour was reportedly given to help "diminish barriers."

Moore commissioned Fiorito for the Trump billboard using "government grant monies," including the Arizona Commission on the Arts, for artists' fees.

Of course, pushing political agendas in the name of "art" is all part of the progressive modus operandi. Because with art, anything goes. 

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