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Highway Sign Altered To Read 'Crooked Hillary' (Photo)

| by Michael Howard
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A highway exit sign for "Crooked Hill Road" was modified by vandals to read "Crooked Hillary," President Donald Trump's pejorative nickname for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Debbie Werba said she was traveling down the Sagtikos Parkway in New York on the morning of June 14 when she noticed the vandals' handiwork. Amused, she snapped a few pictures with her phone and uploaded them to social media, where they quickly went viral.

"I thought it was hysterical," Werba said, according to CNN. She added that the parkway is host to a significant amount of daily traffic.

New York's Department of Transportation, however, was not impressed.

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"As soon as we were notified about the graffiti yesterday morning, it was removed," a DOT spokesperson told Newsday, according to CNN. "Defacing public signs is illegal."

Trump coined the moniker "Crooked Hillary" on the campaign trail and used it repeatedly during speeches. On June 15 he revived the epithet in a series of tweets in which he lashed out at the various ongoing investigations into possible collusion between his campaign and the Russian government.

"Crooked H destroyed phones [with a] hammer, 'bleached' emails, & had husband meet [with former Attorney General Loretta Lynch] days before she was cleared and -- they talk about obstruction?" he wrote.

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Hours earlier he had tweeted: "Why is [it] that Hillary Clinton's family and Dems' dealings with Russia are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?"

Since losing the election in November 2016, Clinton has appeared in public several times to promote her upcoming book, which will focus on her presidential campaign. Her most recent appearance was on June 1 at a BookExpo event in New York City.

"What happened to me happened in public in a very personal way, and what I'm trying to do in the book is explain what it is like to try to break through barriers knowing how hard it is, knowing that you're going to make mistakes, knowing that there are all kinds of challenges every step of the way, but to explain what I've relied on, what has given me hope and courage and resilience," she said during a speech, according to Newsweek.

"I'm saying, 'Look, you may think you know what happened, and you may be right to a certain extent … but I'm going to tell you how I saw it and what I felt and what I thought.'"

Sources: CNN, Newsweek, Donald J. Trump/Twitter (2) / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr, Newsday/Twitter

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