Man behind controversial billboard reveals himself, takes billboard on the road

By: Kelly Asmuth Email
By: Kelly Asmuth Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The man responsible for the now infamous President Obama billboard has revealed himself.

Arvid Mosnes, a conservative Grand Junction resident, paid artist Paul Snover to create the billboard, which depicted President Obama as a Mexican bandito, a homosexual, a gangster and a terrorist.

It was put up along the I-70 Business Loop, but taken down less than week later after Snover and the owner of the billboard space received threats of violence.

Mosnes had remained anonymous until Friday.

The controversial billboard has received national attention.

Mosnes says he, Snover, and another local Tea partier recently took the sign to Illinois for Tea Party Express rallies in Springfield and Chicago.

He's currently on his way back to Grand Junction. He says when he returns he'll auction off the billboard on eBay, with the proceeds being donated to the American Mighty Warriors charity which benefits wounded soldiers.

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