A “Festivus” pole will reappear in the Florida Capitol this year as a mock holiday celebration after officials granted a request by free-speech advocates with the Religious Liberty Project.
Executive director Chaz Stevens says this year’s display focuses on President-elect Donald Trump and his recent call to strip flag burners of their citizenship.
The five-foot pole is shorter than last year, a reference to the president elect’s hands, which became an issue in the campaign.
“It’s wrapped in an American flag, but upside down American flag. That flag is a signal of distress. The pole this year is topped with the infamous red, ‘Make America Great Again’ hat.”
Stevens says the base of the display will be surrounded by a miniature fence, a reference to Trump’s immigration policy.