Missoula Pearl Jam Poster Praises Jon Tester, Features Dead Donald Trump
A poster promoting the band Pearl Jam's August 13, 2018 concert in Missoula, Montana is being described as "reprehensible." The poster, which is a collaboration by Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament and the artist Bobby Draws Skullz clearly depicts the skeletal remains of U.S President Donald Trump, as well as two Montana congressional candidates: Senator Jon Tester and Republican challenger Matt Rosendale.
When asked for comment, a Rosendale Campaign spokesman said, "The depiction of the skeletal remains of President Trump and a burning White House is reprehensible and shows just how completely unhinged and radicalized the far-left has become."
The poster depicts an apocalyptic scene with the White House, the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial cracked and on fire in the shadow of the letters P and J for Pearl Jam. High overhead, Senator Tester can be seen flying cheerfully on a farming tractor over the destruction in wispy clouds that spell out the word "vote."
In front of the chaos in the front left corner is a man holding up what appears to be a U.S. Constitution and a reference to the 2nd amendment, while on the other side is Republican Senate Candidate Matt Rosendale with a lobster claw for a hand waving a flag that says Maryland.
The most confrontational image on the poster is front and center. Below the flames of the White House, sprawled on the ground is the skeleton of President Donald Trump, with his signature hair still intact, reaching for a briefcase emblazoned with a hammer and sickle while an eagle feeds on his carcass.
The band Pearl Jam's bassist Jeff Ament is a proud supporter of Montana Senator Jon Tester, the two have been friends for many years and when Pearl Jam comes to Montana it is frequently associated with Tester's campaigns.
There is concept art included with the poster and a letter from Ament who appears to be the source for the ideas behind the final image.
The letter reads:
D.C. Burning Tester Evel Knievel on Tractor...
Over The Cesspool Below
Russian Money, Golf courses, Hookers?
Maryland Matt Stars N Strips As Flames
Y'all Know The Deal, We're at a Tipping Point, And Its Time For Action.
Jon Tester is the Real Deal and Nobody cares More About our Country And Especially Montana.
So Here We Are...
This was a Fun Collab With One Of My Favorite Artists, Bobby Draws Skulls.
He Killed It!
We have reached out to the Tester Campaign for a response.