“Forgive Trump” Signs Stolen in Manalapan

forgive-trump-800x784Custom made signs urging voters to support Donald Trump for President were vandalized and then stolen last week from the Yorktowne Center shopping plaza in Manalapan, according to Michael Dalton, the owner of the plaza.

Dalton said he installed two signs, one 4×6 and one 4×8 on his property encouraging visitors and drivers passing the plaza to forgive the GOP presidential nominee for his vulgar language and to disregard media reports that denigrate the candidate and suggest that he is losing the election.

“Don’t believe the media they are BAD,” the signs declared.

Dalton said the 4 x 6 sign was torn down last Wednesday and the 4 x 8 sign was ripped on Friday.  By Saturday the 4 x 8 sign was gone.  Diamond reported the theft and the vandalism to the Manalapan Police Department.  He said that Captain Thomas Barstow is investigating.

Dalton told MMM that he believes his signs were destroyed “by vicious Democrats who didn’t want the signs up.”

Dalton said that he is replacing the 4×8 sign with a new sign made of stainless steel that will be difficult for a vicious Democrat to remove. The new signs will not ask voters to forgive Trump, but it will condemn the BAD media.

Dalton said he is removing the lawn signs that promote Democrat candidates which were placed on his property without permission, but that he had been tolerating.

Posted: October 25th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Manalapan, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 20 Comments »

20 Comments on ““Forgive Trump” Signs Stolen in Manalapan”

  1. Kris said at 3:24 pm on October 25th, 2016:

    That sign is as incoherent as Trump. Isn’t there a period missing in the last sentence? Can’t even understand what it’s trying to say. Similar to Trump’s 3rd grade vocabulary.

  2. Vanessa said at 3:48 pm on October 25th, 2016:

    Good for you! Replace them with bigger and stronger signs!
    Hopefully someone caught them on camera!
    Go TRUMP!!!

  3. Any rational, thinking person said at 4:15 pm on October 25th, 2016:

    should be asking WHY so many are suppressing a message, trashing the opposition, and doing everything they can to stifle any competition to that lying, crooked and obviously ill woman! A campaign is supposed to be about two comparable visions for how to fix all the things that are obviously wrong, keep the country safe, uphold our ideals and Constitution, and make it better for our citizens: have been voting for presidents since 1968- and have never seen this level of disgusting tactics by Democrats to stay in power. There is something very wrong in America, and I pray enough people recognize it, and vote for change- now!

  4. Joe said at 4:20 pm on October 25th, 2016:

    We are not the ones who have to forgive him. His wife and children do. If anything the media has given him plenty of free publicity that he can grow his “brand” with. As far as President, he’s not deserving.
    This looks more like a publicity stunt for the store located at the plaza.

  5. Justin said at 4:20 pm on October 25th, 2016:

    Ignorance galore here. Ignorance in the signs being torn down, ignorance in the message, and ignorance in removing Democrat candidate signs. Anger begets more anger.

  6. Nick said at 4:23 pm on October 25th, 2016:

    I support trump over clinton, but that last sentence is atrocious. Like seriously man if you are reading this make some changes to that. “They are are liars” would be better. You’re wording can be interpretated as Trump and Pence are BAD

  7. angela said at 4:45 pm on October 25th, 2016:

    This election has been held long time, it’s just a formality for us. He never had a chance . With MSM in cahoots with Clintons, and everyone involved in Clinton Foundation…
    There is so much crap against her, and nothing, absolutely nothing!!!

  8. Don said at 5:30 pm on October 25th, 2016:

    The signs placed by the Democrats and Republicans of the Township were on, I believe, part of Township property, not the shopping center, so should not have been removed. Not a Clinton or Trump fan, but trust me, if WikiLeaks delved into Trump’s emails in addition to Clinton’s, you can bet they would find plenty of lies and illegal actions there as well. Don’t kid yourself. Try to keep it real. They’re just not looking because they’re supporting Trump. Also, I find it odd that Republicans, who tend to be conservative in their family values, have no problem with Trump having cheated on two wives and having 5 children with 3 different women. Just saying. Unlike most of you, I see the good and bad in both candidates and can admit to their imperfections. I have to say that based on Facebook comments of my friends on both sides, those supporting Trump have been awful and I’m not sure I can ever look at these people the same way. My Democratic friends have kept it way classier. The comments on this post confirm that. I’m a registered Democrat, but I’ve voted Republican in the last two elections. I vote for the candidate I think is the best one for the job regardless of their party. As one of the few undecided voters right now, your comments, as well as the comments I see on Facebook, are pushing me toward voting for Clinton. Everything Trump says is “I”. Pretty sure he needs the Senate and Congress. Government is not a one man show.

  9. state.gov said at 5:32 pm on October 25th, 2016:

    Josh: Jen you probably have more on this but it looks like POTUS just said he
    found out HRC was using her personal email when he saw it in the news.

    Cheryl: we need to clean this up – he has emails from her – they do not say


    “clean this up” means come up with a lie that the media will spread to cover for Crooked Hillary and Obama…. And now Obama on late night TV getting free air-time to bad mouth Trump so that the next president won’t expose his corruption and lies.

    Hillary is a liar and she and her husband’s lack of leadership has led to Muslim terrorists attacking this nation for the past 20+ years. Her and her husband did nothing when our soldiers were murdered in Mogadishu in 93, did nothing when Muslams bombed the WTC in 93, our barracks in Saudi Arabia in 96, Muslims bombed our embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 98, bombed the USS Cole in 2000, and then attacked us again on Sept 11, 2001 BECAUSE THE CLINTONS FAILED AMERICA. The Clintons can not protect America and another Clinton presidency means 20 more years of our nation being attacked, our soldiers being killed, and our world standing degrading.

    Here is the email exchange straight from WikiLeaks:

    “From:[email protected]
    To: [email protected]
    Date: 2015-03-07 21:41
    Subject: Fwd: POTUS on HRC emails

    we need to clean this up – he has emails from her – they do not say
    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: Nick Merrill
    Date: Sat, Mar 7, 2015 at 6:39 PM
    Subject: Fwd: POTUS on HRC emails
    To: Philippe Reines , Heather Samuelson , Cheryl Mills
    Begin forwarded message:

    *From:* Josh Schwerin
    *Date:* March 7, 2015 at 6:33:44 PM EST
    *To:* Jennifer Palmieri , Kristina Schake , Nick Merrill , Jesse
    *Subject:* *POTUS on HRC emails*


    Jen you probably have more on this but it looks like POTUS just said he
    found out HRC was using her personal email when he saw it in the news.

    Josh Schwerin
    Cell: 518-369-5469″

  10. @Don said at 6:01 pm on October 25th, 2016:

    Mr. Trump is a PRIVATE CITIZEN. Hillary Clinton is a POLITICIAN. Donald Trump’s emails are 1) supposed to be private and 2) not part of the public record. Hillary Clinton is/was at the time the emails in questions were sent a PUBLIC FIGURE, Sec. of State, formerly a Senator and those emails are 1) supposed to be secure and 2) are part of the public record if those emails pertain to her job(s) as a public figure.

    Ask yourself how a politician, who’s various public positions have paid relatively low six-figure salaries, became a MULTI-MILLIONAIRE without ever having worked a real job. She is a corrupt extortionist who can and has been bought and paid for; her service is owed to her creditors, not the American people. She will make trade deals (TPP) like her husband did (NAFTA) that hurt middle class and poor Americans for the benefit of her rich friends. She will turn a blind eye to the illegal immigration problem (like her husband did) that has lead to urban sprawl, crime, too few jobs for the population, lower paying jobs, and a lower quality of life for this and future generations. Hillary Clinton wants to increase the number of H1B visas which displaces even more American workers; meanwhile nearly 70% of Americans 18 to 34 are still living at home with their parents, unable to find a job, afford a home, or afford healthcare. The Clinton’s are bad news for America and their track record shows it.

    Donald Trump may not have a perfect record as a PRIVATE CITIZEN, but he sure has created jobs, wealth, and shown an honest and sincere desire to keep America safe from terrorists, safe from illegal immigration, safe from bad trade deals; and his business success is a track record that shows he is capable of making deals that favor his shareholders.

    In an election for PUBLIC OFFICE, the shareholders for Donald Trump are the American people.,For Hillary Clinton the shareholders are those she owes money and favors to after a lifetime of being propped up by their donations and support.

  11. What part of said at 7:42 pm on October 25th, 2016:

    she was OUR employee, paid by US, as she had people killed to save Obama, as she lied, committed treasonous acts, broke many laws, and took bribes from foreign governments, don’t you get?? I could care less how many times he was married or about any business matters he did as a private business person: if you can’t employ critical thinking if the entirety of this election, and discern the difference, and can’t see how badly in need of a housecleaning and fixing our entire government needs, then you prove the point that the liberal education system has again been successful in creating yet another sheep, whose life they can and will control, cradle to grave!

  12. Need a new place to shop said at 8:48 pm on October 25th, 2016:

    I will not be shopping at Mr. Diamonds property.

  13. Bob English said at 9:16 pm on October 25th, 2016:

    LOL….Dems where sorry to see the sign come down!!!!!

  14. Susan J. Fisher said at 11:10 pm on October 25th, 2016:

    These signs were documented to be in violation with the township. I know this because many of us called the town asking why such a huge sign was up amongst all the other signs which were tiny and temporary. This was clearly a well crafted and intentional sign. The town officials asked for them to be removed. I know this for a fact. I am certain they were probably taken down by a township worker or the landowner management company because they were a clear violation of voter advertising. I do not believe any thievery or vandalism took place. They were instructed to remove them by the code enforcement dept. If the chief is actually investigating this false story I suggest he begins with the code violation of Manalapan and enforcement office. They will probably tell him they removed it….

  15. Jimmy Jones said at 7:37 am on October 26th, 2016:


    because they are afraid of him and his message of CHANGE!

  16. kaye lastima said at 8:16 am on October 26th, 2016:

    Its amazing to read some of the comments people write….sheer stupidity!

  17. Don said at 2:03 pm on October 26th, 2016:

    @kaye lastima I couldn’t agree more. It’s hard to respect people’s opinions when they are so blinded and see only what they want to see. I see the good and the bad of each candidate, put them on the scale, and see which one outweighs the other. I’ve seen many Clinton supporters agree and not defend what she has done, but Trump supporters will justify anything and everything. From my observations. I have family in the military and they are terrified of what will happen if Trump is in office. He lacks the diplomatic skills to negotiate reasonably with other world leaders. As much as we’d all like to tell some of these countries to eff off, the world just doesn’t work that way. It’s mind boggling that people think he’s going to get into office and think just because he says something, it’s going to happen. Like I said previously, government was not designed to work that way. We are not a monarchy. Will not be signing back on, so save your keystrokes. Try being a little more open minded. Everything isn’t black and white. There’s a middle ground. Got a kick out the screen name @any rational, thinking person who appears to be anything but.

  18. @Don said at 3:31 pm on October 26th, 2016:

    Don, you say “I have family in the military and they are terrified of what will happen if Trump is in office”.

    You should recap with them:

    It was the Clinton administration who got members of our military killed in Mogadishu in 93.

    It was the Clinton administration who got members of our military killed in Saudi Arabia in 96.

    It was the Clinton administration who got members of our military killed in Kenya and Tanzania in 98.

    It was the Clinton administration who got members of our military killed on the USS Cole in 2000.

    It was Hillary Clinton who got members of our military killed in Benghazi in 2012.

    It is black and white — Hilary Clinton is dangerous for our nation and our military. Your family members in the military should be TERRIFIED of another Clinton administration.

  19. Either said at 7:29 pm on October 26th, 2016:

    you blithely and blindly go along in your life,thinking everything’s just fine, and we will always be America, or you are genuinely concerned that we have been going in the wrong direction, on many fronts, for a long time, and we have reached critical mass,and something needs to change and change now,and fast. This is where the rubber meets the road, where we decide as a people, if we are interested in preserving our Constitution, that makes us the place everyone wants and comes to, or not.. If you went to a liberal school that taught you we suck, we are bad, we deserve to be equalized into the rest of the third world, then go ahead and vote for the most corrupt person ever to run for our presidency.. If you want to maintain our true exceptionalism and future hopes for your children and grandchildren, then I implore you, please vote for Trump: as he says: it’s so messed up now, what the hell have you got to lose?!

  20. Marlene said at 9:29 pm on October 26th, 2016:

    I put out a George Bush signs in 2004 and it was destroyed … I tried 2 more times and again, they were destroyed. The truth is, there are many intolerant, hostile democrats out there. This happens every election season. Republicans are always unfairly mocked and belittled in a hostile manner while the flawed democrats remain pretty much unscathed, thanks to a feckless media.