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Trump Has 74 Days Left in Office According to Long Island City Countdown Clock

President Donald Trump and the countdown clock in Long Island City (The White House and Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

Nov. 6, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

A large digital clock on the Long Island City waterfront makes it clear that President Donald Trump’s days are numbered.

The clock located by Anable Basin has been counting down the days until Trump’s term in office comes to an end–and for many residents that day can’t come soon enough.

The timepiece was put up on the front of Sound River Studios, located at 4-40 44th Dr., more than three years ago by Matthew Barney, who operates out of the building, along with fellow artists such as Brandon Stosuy.

The clock features bright red lights that display the days and hours until the next U.S. presidential inauguration. The digits can be seen from across the East River and from the northern end of Gantry Plaza State Park.

The meaning of the timepiece has left some residents baffled because it stands alone without any explainer of what the numbers mean.

“All this time I just thought it was some doomsday clock or project,” said Michael Russinik, a Long Island City resident, who was looking at the clock today from Gantry Plaza State Park.

“But hearing that now makes complete sense that someone would put that here in Long Island City,” Russinik said. He then quipped: “I don’t think it’s going fast enough, I look forward to that date.”

Trump first-term presidency countdown clock (Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

Although Trump is from Queens, the majority of voters in the borough did not support him in 2016 nor on Tuesday. According to unofficial election results, only 30 percent of residents voted for him on Nov. 3.

Two voters, Greg Schaffert and Eileen Coyne, a Long Island City couple who backed Joe Biden, said they have eagerly watched the clock for over a year.

The couple, who were in the Gantry Plaza State Park today, said that they had celebrated countdown milestones.

“I remember when it was at 300 and we celebrated–and when it hit 200 and then 100,” Schaffert said. “It was 78 on election day.”

Coyne said that the clock reflects the animosity that many residents have toward the president. She said that the artists did a good job in conveying the message without making the clock too imposing.

“I like that it’s not too in-your-face, it’s just subtle,” she said.

The clock, however, symbolizes much more than a repudiation of the president, according to Raghu Govindan, an Indian tourist who was in Long Island City today.

He said that its existence shows that America is about freedom of speech.

“A democracy like the United States provides freedom of expression to all kinds of thoughts and this is an expression of one belief,” Govindan said.

“That’s what makes America a great country because it allows people to express themselves whether they are for the party or against the party in government, it doesn’t matter.”

Trump’s presidency countdown clock (Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

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Gardens Watcher

Michael Cohen said it first: Trump will spend the holidays at Mar-a-Lago and not return to DC.

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Kelly

Noddin’ my head like, yeah
Movin’ my hips like, yeah
I got my hands up,
They’re playin’ my song
You know I’m gonna be okay
Yeah, it’s a party in the USA
Yeah it’s a party in the USA

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riots are a left tantrum

kind of funny that there are no riots. Republicans are a fine group of people. no wah wahh wahh, we lost lets break windows and light nyc on fire.

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Crybaby Conservatism

Trump has a long history of throwing temper tantrum’s, just ask his relatives.

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He lost, get over it

Actually the voters decided, when Trump lost by 5 million votes. Instead of losing gracefully you’re whining “fake news media,” sad!

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ABoondy

might as well start a countdown timer for geriatric joe. he looks frail and ill. he could drop any day now. amusing nonetheless that someone this old would be put ins such a position as to jeopardize this nation. oh well, you voted for him, now reap what comes next.

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Trump was hospitalized for COVID

When was the last time Joe had COVID?
Had to be airlifted to the hospital and stay there for days?

Please continue pretend to care about the poor health of a septuagenarian 😂

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That quarter-ton figurative and literal elephant

The airlift was his closest experience to the Vietnam War.

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Gardens Watcher

The countdown is set to January 20. That assumes Trump will not leave office beforehand.

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We gave peace a chance, you didn't want it.

Trump is the only recent president not to start a war or escalate an existing one. He brokered three major peace deals in the Middle-East which is Nobel Peace Prize level stuff. (Obama was given one for absolutely nothing just before invading Libya). Carter got one too but at least he did one major deal.) The Israelis have named streets, plazas and regions after Trump for this. But the media don’t tell you that. Anyway, get ready for new wars in Syria and Iran and possibly Russia when globalist meat puppet Biden gets in.

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Trump is Putin’s Puppet

More of what Conservative Commentator called “crybaby conservatism”. What do you mean by major ? Bahrain, officially the Kingdom of Bahrain has 1.5 million people, The United Arab Emirates has a population of 9.8 million people and Sudan 41.8 million people. Israel has a population of nearly 9 million residents. Jimmy Carter brokered a deal between Egypt a nation of nearly 100 million and Israel. The 2009 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to United States President Barack Obama for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between people”.The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced the award on October 9, 2009, citing Obama’s promotion of nuclear nonproliferation[and a “new climate” in international relations fostered by Obama, especially in reaching out to the Muslim world. Trump has alienated most of world as s**** Hole Countries. Stop the banner on waving.

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John Lynch

I don’t give a dam what he did in the Mideast, and if Israel loves him so much, let him scam them there.

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Born again and again

it’s cool that we can all say whatever we want, as long as nobody is too angry about anything, and people who say things that are offensive to anybody will be punished and deleted.

I am also happy to see that the Sunnyside Post is unbiased too, which is cool since they publish certain facts with such emotion and excitement. It helps me form my opinions!!! Yay Sunnyside Post!

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