Aurora float depicts Trump executing Clinton
AURORA, Ind. (WISH) – A photo taken of a float showing Donald Trump preparing to execute Hillary Clinton has gone viral.
Residents in the town of Aurora Indiana were in uproar over the float that appeared in a parade on Sunday. The float showed a woman dressed as Hillary Clinton in an electric chair with a man dressed like Donald Trump ready to pull the switch.
Also on the float was an Easter Island head painted black with a black face and a sign by it that said Obama.
The float was created by Frank Linkmeyer who told WCPO-TV it was a tossup of who he was going to put in the chair. Linkmeyer said he didn’t mean to offend anyone.
The parade was organized by the town’s Lion Club.
They released a statement that said:
“The Aurora Lions Club regrets the display which was part of the Aurora Farmers Fair parade on October 1st which offended some viewers. The parade is a public venue which does not reflect the views of the Aurora Lions Club. As a member of a worldwide service organization, we are proud and standby our record of service to this community. We appreciate the high levels of support and the esteem given to us by our citizens. We will continue to do our best to live up to their standards. We hope the political circus of this year’s election stays with the national media.”
The Mayor of Aurora said the float might have slipped through the cracks during the preparation process.