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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.”

Posted 12:00 am, October 13, 2016
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Jeff from Midwood says:
Ms. Das must have a lot of time on her hand.
Oct. 13, 2016, 2:05 pm
Dina Moriarty from Old Mill Basin says:
Shame on the lady who complained! This is freedom of speech. If it were a democratic sign, she would have applauded!! And, sad....she had to stop drinking her coffee!!! What a disaster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oct. 13, 2016, 2:56 pm
Lee Johnson from Marine Park says:
Ms. Das needs to get a life and learn to be more tolerant. Jeesh, in this day and age, you would have thought she would have learned not to be so intolerant!!
Oct. 13, 2016, 3:46 pm
Joe from Bensonhurst says:
C'mon!! The drivers are innocent. They do one of the hardest jobs in the city! Besides.... it's her word against theirs. It is heresay that they said to mind her own business. I smell a snake in Das. Another one like Hillary looking for trouble where there is no trouble. Sanitation drivers put wreaths on their trucks, stuffed animals, etc..... now we are policing them? Leave them alone and stop being so afraid of talk. What is Das going to do???? Boycott sanitation??? Do what you want boys!! People decorate their private work cubicles in the office, Teachers decorate their desks and if the Sanitation workers want to decorate their trucks, then mind your own frigging business and get a life Das!
Oct. 13, 2016, 3:51 pm
P Ellle from Gerritsen Beach says:
"Christina Das, who serves on the executive board of the Brooklyn Young Democrats "

that says it all.

what a ——.
Oct. 13, 2016, 5:24 pm
Joe says:
The working people know who are really for them.
Oct. 14, 2016, 1:04 am
Idiots from this website says:
The people posting comments here are complete ——ing idiots. It's fine if you want to defend the sanitation workers as unwilling participants, that it's probable that someone put it there without their knowledge, and I would agree with you. The thing is you're actively defending the message being on the truck - happy to have your tax dollars used for a political campaign in support of one candidate because it's *your* candidate. If the sign had been for Hillary, every ——ing one of you would be jizzing your redstatewatcher, breitbart reading panties, claiming that this is some smoking gun of a Hillary conspiracy with de Blasio. Shame on you and stop being hypocritical ——s.
Oct. 14, 2016, 7:09 am
Vinny from SI says:
Freedom of speech! Any shift should be allowed to decorate the truck!

What are we under a dictatorship!
Oct. 14, 2016, 1:24 pm
Nick from Brooklyn says:
Is it legal to wear my Trump T-shirt to work before I change into my uniform too pickup your garbage that you don't put out properly? GO —— YOURSELVES YOU LIBERAL JERKOFFS! TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP!!!!!!!
Oct. 14, 2016, 4:59 pm
ROSALIE907 from GRAVESEND says:
I would like all of you that think this is okay to tell me how you would feel if it was a Hillary sign on these trucks. Political signs have no place on any government property.
Oct. 14, 2016, 7:18 pm

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