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Trump truck: Midwood locals are furious with Sanitation workers who adorned their garbage truck with a Trump campaign sign on Oct. 12.
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Now this presidential election has really descended into garbage.

A pair of city sanitation workers could be in hot water after they outfitted their trash truck with Donald Trump campaign paraphernalia on Wednesday — a no-no for city vehicles that outraged a couple of liberal locals spotted who spotted the sign in Midwood that morning.

“I was appalled,” said neighborhood resident Christina Das, who serves on the executive board of the Brooklyn Young Democrats Club. “I was drinking my coffee and I had to stop.”

Das and her boyfriend spotted the truck with the Donald Trump sign lodged in its windshield wipers on Ocean Avenue near Foster Avenue. She claims she demanded the garbage men immediately remove the political placard, but they told her to “mind your own business” then drove off.

Department of Sanitation officials are aware of the infraction and are investigating, according to agency spokeswoman Kathy Dawkins. But she claims the truck was politically neutral when it left an agency depot that morning, and it is a common occurance.

“We have had similar instances in years past when political stickers were found on trucks,” Dawkins said. “All were removed.”

But the department isn’t ruling out the possibility that a Trump fan could have slipped the sign onto the truck without the haulers noticing, Dawkins said — despite Das’s alleged exchange with the workers.

“We don’t know how the sign appeared on the truck,” Dawkins said. “As you know the collection trucks are parked on the street and perhaps someone could have placed it on the truck. Also while the Sanitation crew is serving a stop (one crew member is at the back of the truck while his partner picks up the trash), there’s a possibility that someone could place the sign on the truck then.”

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Jim from Cobble Hill says:
"the department isn’t ruling out the possibility that a Trump fan could have slipped the sign onto the truck without the haulers noticing" oh, right... or maybe aliens beamed it straight on there. Both are just as likely.
Oct. 13, 2016, 8:47 am
Frank from Furter says:
Isn't the sign on the trucks for advertising for garbage?
Oct. 13, 2016, 10:08 am
Gillian from Brooklyn Heights says:
It often seems the work and revenue trains vote in financial favor of each other.
Oct. 13, 2016, 11:53 am
Tommy from Farmingdale says:
Would tjis woman have been appalled and drop her coffee if it were a Hillary sign? What privilege does this braindead liberal have? Mind your business!
Oct. 13, 2016, 11:55 am
Benny from Park Slope says:
Trash in, Trump out. Why is anyone shocked by this? Drumpf is a hero to blue collar Americans who aren't bothered by the fact that their savior is a semi-literate, racist, misogynist, room-temperature IQ proto-fascist and Putin-loving serial bankrupt. Hell, most of his fans celebrate all of those qualities in the man, because, ya know, he's a billionaire (allegedly). America: one nation, under educated.
Oct. 13, 2016, 12:47 pm
Travis from Park Slope says:
A hillary supporter wouldn't place political propaganda on public property, so we will never know the answer to Tommy's hypothetical question.
Oct. 13, 2016, 1:13 pm
Ms.Me from Bay Ridge says:
Benny who probably couldn't even pick up a bag of trash or drive a nail straight dissing the working man from his Park Slope aerie. Whenever I have occasion to speak to the men on the trucks that come to my block I find them to be nice and polite.
Oct. 13, 2016, 4:31 pm
old time brooklyn from slope says:
big deal -
Oct. 13, 2016, 6:18 pm
JohnPinard from Valley Stream NY says:
Benny, you people think your better becaucse 3300 sat words makes you literate. Big deal. Without the rough guys & common sense you wouldn't live in the greatest society known to man.
Oct. 13, 2016, 7:46 pm
Trump 2016 from Bensonhurst says:
Hopefully MR. Trump will win!!! Screw these liberals!!!
Oct. 13, 2016, 9:46 pm
MR Trump from Sheepshead Bay says:
Everyone should mind there own business and the world will go around just fine so screw you liberal ——s go back where you came from...Trump for president..
Oct. 14, 2016, 1:12 am
Person from Brooklyn says:
Trash is trash
Oct. 14, 2016, 9:47 am
Mustafa Khant from Atlantic Ave says:
The Hillary vehicle is an armored car full of Clinton Cash!
Oct. 14, 2016, 10:22 am
Ms. Me from Bay Ridge says:
Just when I thought this paper had finally blocked the creep he reappears.
Oct. 14, 2016, 11:56 am
Glomani from Brooklyn says:
Tommy, and any others asking - no it would not have made a difference because that is against clearly stated rules as city employees and on any city property whatsoever. The rules are there for all of us, regardless of the candidate we personally support.
Oct. 15, 2016, 10:23 am
Ms. Me from Bay Ridge says:
It shouldn't be there but most people would laugh it off, not drop their coffee and swoon.
Oct. 15, 2016, 10:42 am
Ms. Me from Bay Ridge says:
I just blew a trash man in a pile of trash!
Oct. 15, 2016, 2:27 pm
jerry krase from brooklyn says:
they were merely telling people what they were picking up that day
Oct. 22, 2016, 8:59 am

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