HAMILTON, Ohio — Sheriff Richard K. Jones, starting Monday with a pair of social media posts, went viral again.
In September, Jones, the sheriff of Butler County, Ohio, gained internet fame for saying, “You shoot at the police, expect us to shoot back.”
This time he offered to help pay for plane tickets or other forms of transportation to help celebrities leave the country in the event that Donald Trump is re-elected President.
Among the recent celebrities looking to flee, Bruce Springsteen said he might be on a plane to Australia if Trump wins.
A press release posted to Facebook said, “Sheriff Jones would like to extend an invitation to put money towards a one-way ticket for any celebrity that would like to leave the country this time around if President Trump is re-elected.”
“Hell, I’ll even help them pack,” the sheriff said.
He followed that up with a video.
“These are mostly the same people who don’t like police, that don’t like first responders,” the sheriff said. “I hope you do leave.”
Sheriff Jones said celebrities should choose another country and then move.
“Maybe you can make a better life there in that country,” he said.
Office of the Sheriff
For Immediate Release…
October 20, 2020
My Offer Still Stands
Sheriff Richard K. Jones states it’s that time of election year again. Celebrities threatening to leave the United States if the President is re-elected. This happened in 2016 and it is believed not one celebrity left then and it appears the same threats are being made this election year. Sheriff Jones would like to extend an invitation to put money towards a one-way ticket for any celebrity that would like to leave the country this time around if President Trump is re-elected.
“Hell, I’ll even help them pack,” states Sheriff Jones.