Vulgar pro-Trump sign in College Station sparks outrage on social media

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX)- A handmade pro-Trump sign placed on the front of a house in College Station drew criticism Wednesday on social media.

The spray-painted message on the large white sign said "Grab Her by the P***Y."

Underneath that it said "Trump that b***h."

A photo of the house was first shared on Twitter hours after Donald Trump was declared the winner of the 2016 presidential race.

"Literally, as I finally get the strength to face this sickening reality of America today, this is what I walk outside of my house to," wrote Zee Flanagan.

Flanagan's post was retweeted by hundreds who mostly criticized the sign's message.

KBTX spoke with one of the residents of the house, who asked that we not use his name for this story.

"I don't apologize for what it said. It's our first amendment right to say that," said the 21-year-old Texas A&M student.

The house sits in a neighborhood in southwest College
Station mostly populated by college students, and the sign was voluntarily removed Wednesday morning by the residents.

"Everyone in this neighborhood last night was excited to see Trump win. We were in the street celebrating with our friends and neighbors and that's when we decided to put the sign up on the house," said the resident.

College Station police responded to the area Tuesday night after someone fired celebratory gunshots into the ground, but agency does not typically regulate signage within the city limits.

That duty falls under the Code Enforcement division of the city of College Station.

"We're aware there is freedom of speech, but it has to be within reason," said Code Enforcement division employee Julie Caler.

"If we get a complaint about a vulgar or offensive sign, we'd first ask the person responsible to change the language or consider removing the sign all together," said Caler.

If the sign isn't removed, she says the city would then issue a written warning for violating the city's sign code ordinance.

Last resort would be issuing a citation to the sign's owner.

In this case today, the city has received no complaints, but the response online has been fast and furious.

"This is not normal. This is not okay, and I refuse to allow the safety of women to be made into a joke," wrote Jordan Skinner on Twitter.

"Absolutely sickening," wrote Nathan Kiser.