Dion Cini has had a busy past couple of months circulating the internet as, essentially, the guy with the Trump sign. Cini, a 49-year-old Trump supporter from New York, has been making his rounds in what he has dubbed “guerrilla marketing,” where he takes signage and flags supporting Trump and waves and unfurls them in public spaces hoping to make an impact.
Cini’s most recent stunt, waving a “Trump 2020” sign on the Splash Mountain ride at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, resulted in him being banned from the park and its associated properties.
According to Newsweek Cini was also the one who held up a pro-Trump banner at Disney’s Frozen on Broadway, where cast member Timothy Hughes went viral for snatching the banner and throwing it backstage. “I will not apologize for how I responded to the disrespectful man trying to interrupt this moment with a pathetic political platform,” wrote Hughes in an Instagram post. “Not at our show! Not in front of my beautiful, diverse, talented cast!”
Cini was previously banned from Disney World in September after unfurling a massive “Trump 2020” banner at Disney’s Main Street Railroad Station during a time of day when he knew the area would be crowded. The company said Cini could return if he agreed not to “incite a crowd,” but the Disney says his new signs violated that agreement. “I did not break the rules,” Cini said to the Washington Post, “I was on a ride. I was not inciting a crowd. There was no crowd.”
Disney released a statement detailing Cini’s violation. “Walt Disney World welcomes all Guests to enjoy our parks; however, demonstrations and the display of signs and banners is not permitted on the premises,” the statement reads. “We have previously reminded this guest about our rules.”
Cini expressed plans to take Disney to court over his ban.