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Whitmer, Now Fauci: Michigan Business Man Vents Lockdown Frustrations With Billboard

A Coldwater native and business owner who gained notoriety for running billboard ads mocking Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for her pandemic response has now taken aim at Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Steve Swick, president and CEO of Swick Broadcasting in Angola, Indiana, has posted an electronic billboard on I-69 near Angola that features the prominent medical advisor to the president.

The billboard depicts Fauci dressed up like the character Zoltar of a fortunetelling arcade game popularized in the 1988 movie “Big” with Tom Hanks.

“FAUCI,” the billboard states in font similar to that used by the arcade game, “Tells a Different Story every time someone puts money in it.”

Swick’s billboard messages targeting the Michigan governor appeared in February.


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