- The Washington Times - Friday, June 23, 2017

A longtime ABC News viewer from Texas is taking out his frustration over its coverage of President Trump with a giant billboard.

San Antonio residents driving along I-10 know exactly how Kyle Courtney feels about ABC News’ stories on possible collusion between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia. The Boerne resident and owner of Wellstar Groundwater Technologies paid for a public parting with the network.

“ABC News: I grew up with you. We are through. The Russians didn’t elect Donald Trump. I did,” reads the billboard,” his billboard reads.

The FBI has an ongoing investigation into the extent to which Russian state actors tried to influence the 2016 presidential election. Special counsel Robert Mueller has overseen the process since Mr. Trump terminated former FBI Director James Comey in May.

Mr. Courtney released a statement Tuesday to a local NBC affiliate explaining his actions.

“ABC News was the only channel I watched as a child growing up in Texas but I think they have lost touch with America and forgotten the working man,” he said, the station reported. “They don’t represent our voice anymore. Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was funded by the Clinton Foundation in close coordination with the media, and now we’re seeing them try to fix what they couldn’t fix during the election. They are doing everything they can, night after night, to create narratives and sway people’s direction to impeach Donald Trump.”

The billboard will be up for the next two months.

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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