Some Chicagoans are so desperate to see President Donald Trump’s financial records, they’re willing to drop trou in the middle of a Midwestern deep freeze.
Two thousand others are “interested” in the event, according to its Facebook page, which specifies that group mooning is protected First Amendment speech according to a 2006 court case in Maryland.
But prospective mooners are also warned that their bare backsides could be filmed—the event is hosted by something called SH#!Show, a Chicago-based comedy troupe that produces “satirical videos” for its Facebook page.
The organizer, comedian Bailey Davis, says the event is designed to draw Trump’s attention in ways average protests probably couldn’t. “Certain things get people on their feet. Not everybody is going to watch 60 Minutes because they think it’s boring,” Davis told local media. “If you ridicule him or make him feel like he’s the loser, that’s how he blows up. That’s what makes The Donald implode.”
“If 500 people go up to that tower and pull their pants down it’s not going to go unnoticed, and that’s the goal,” he added.
Trump promised to release his tax returns during the Presidential campaign, but contended that he was constantly under IRS audit, and couldn’t provide copies of documents he provided to authorities until he’d been safely cleared of financial wrongdoing.
Trump detractors theorize that the President is keeping his tax forms under lock and key because they might demonstrate international business dealings that could compromise American foreign policy—or reveal that he hasn’t paid taxes for years.
It’s not clear, though, whether a sea of bare butts will make as much difference in the President’s plan as it will compromise his Chicago tenants’ view—and probably lead to a sudden uptick in frostbitten posteriors. The forecast for next Sunday promises that when SH#!Show’s crowd drops its pants, it’ll be a balmy 35 degrees.