Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 2 December 2020

US ELECTIONS

'Trump 2020' appears in the Sydney sky leaving residents bemused

Appearance of slogan coincides with pro-Trump rallies in the US

It is not just in the US where President Donald Trump has been receiving displays support.

As Trump fans gathered in their droves in Washington on Saturday for the Million Maga March, there was an endorsement of a different kind on the other side of the world.

Residents in Sydney, Australia were given a surprise when "Trump 2020" appeared across the blue skies above the city. The white writing could be seen for kilometres on such a clear day.

While the identity of who created the writing in the sky is yet to be revealed, it certainly left a mark on social media users, many of whom were quick to voice their bemusement.

Others saw it as an opportunity to poke fun at Mr Trump, who is expected to leave office after being defeated in the US election by Joe Biden, and some suggested the sky-writing plane went off course and ended up over another continent.

Mr Trump continues to push the theory that fraud denied him victory in the election, although he has yet to present any evidence.

The final two undeclared states were called on Friday by US television networks – with Democrat challenger Mr Biden winning the Republican stronghold of Georgia in an extremely close race, and Mr Trump getting North Carolina.

The latest tallies give Mr Biden a lead of 306 votes to 232 in the Electoral College, with 270 needed to decide the presidency.

Trump supporters protest

Updated: November 15, 2020 04:22 PM

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