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Sheriff offers financial help for any celebrity wishing to leave country if Trump wins

HAMILTON, OH - APRIL 3: Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones is photographed during an interview at the Butler County Sheriffs Office on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Hamilton, OH. (Photo by Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (WLWT) — Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones says he will help purchase one-way plane tickets for any celebrity who wishes to leave the country if President Donald Trump is reelected.

The sheriff, who has gone viral in the past for his Facebook posts, including his comments on the tensions between communities and police across the country. “I won’t tolerate it, period. You shoot at the police expect us to shoot back,” Jones said in September.

Now, Jones is commenting on the upcoming presidential election.

“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,” Jones wrote on Facebook.

“I hope you do leave and if there’s any way I can help — I’m not a rich person — but I would be willing to throw in $10 to a special fund to help get you a flight or whatever it takes,” Jones said in a video which now has 125,000 views.

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“I’ll even help them pack,” Jones wrote.

In the video, the sheriff explained how he believes the United States is the greatest country in the world, “regardless of who the president is.”

“I will help fund that trip. You just can’t come back,” Jones said.

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