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Donald Trump Gets Hitler Treatment In Atlanta Street Art

Police quickly removed the images and are investigating who posted them.
Atlanta residents spotted these images of Donald Trump under a highway overpass on Wednesday morning before police removed th
Atlanta residents spotted these images of Donald Trump under a highway overpass on Wednesday morning before police removed them.

Sometimes a wheat pasting is worth a thousand words. 

Days after Donald Trump sparked outrage by proposing that all Muslims be banned from entering the United States, Atlanta police are investigating wheatpasted images featuring a caricature of the Republican presidential candidate on a Nazi flag.

The images were posted beneath highway overpasses around north Atlanta's Lindbergh neighborhood sometime early Wednesday morning, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. 

A cartoon-like image of the real estate mogul shows him sporting an Adolf Hitler mustache and a bow tie made out of a U.S. $100 bill.

AJC photographer John Spink captured several photos and videos of the images before and during their removal: 

Officer Thomas Coxe told the AJC he spent roughly 30 minutes using a scraper to remove the images -- a task that became increasingly difficult as they dried. According to Coxe, the perpetrator(s) could face jail time.

"If caught, they'll be incarcerated for illegally posting in a public way," he said, noting that it was "extremely dangerous" to post and remove the images because of the busy highway traffic. 

Police told CBS Atlanta affiliate WGCL-TV they would be reviewing surveillance footage from nearby businesses in an effort to catch whomever pasted the images. 

Critics of Trump's controversial proposal to bar Muslims from entering the U.S. have compared his idea to the Nazis' persecution of Jews and the U.S. government's imprisonment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. 

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar likened Trump's Islamaphobic worldview to the extremist views of the Islamic State terrorist group, while Robert Gordon University in Scotland publicly revoked the honorary business degree it had bestowed upon Trump, saying he'd made "a number of statements that are wholly incompatible with the ethos and values of the university."

At least one group praised Trump's anti-Muslim call: The neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer. 

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