Five planes flew over the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, on Friday writing messages in the sky that included “America is great! Trump is disgusting. Anybody but Trump, US,” as onlookers craned their necks for a view. CBS News said an Alabama businessman, Stan Pate, was behind the airborne protest targeting Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, over the heads of the hundreds of thousands of visitors at the New Year’s Day event. A CBS reporter interviewed Pate on the air after the parade. Pate did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters. But he told CBS News in the interview that he considered the billionaire candidate to be despicable, and that “this is just the start.”
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.