Camping World CEO Reaches Agreement with Liberal City to Let Giant American Flag Fly


The CEO of Camping World has finally settled his year-long dispute with a left-wing city council that tried to prevent him from flying a giant American flag over his business.

Camping World’s Marcus Lemonis refused to take down a giant American flag over his Gander RV business in Statesville, North Carolina, despite that the city demanded the flag be eliminated and took him to court to force him to obey.

The city wanted Lemonis to remove his 40-by-80-foot flag because, they said, it was too large and violated a city ordinance.

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Lemonis refused saying, “There is no way that flag is coming down.”

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The businessman told fans that the city filed a lawsuit against him.

The city also began charging Lemonis a fine of $50 per day until or unless he removes the flag.

“I don’t care if it goes to $500 a day. It’s not coming down,” Lemonis said in response to the fines.

Well now, after a year of fighting, Lemonis and the city have settled their case.

Fox has reported that Statesville Mayor Costi Kutteh settled the case with Marcus Lemonis on Monday.

“The settlement requires Gander RV to pay about $16,000 for fines and legal costs, and the council to change the ordinance to allow the flag,” Fox reported.

The city council did reject this solution once in July. But a second vote went the other way this month.

So, Lemoinis will be able to keep his giant flag. The city lost.Old glory will fly.

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