State Officials Condemn Obama Rodeo Clown Stunt: ‘We’re Better Than This’


Eight seconds was about all it took for state officials and the Missouri State Fair itself to condemn the use of a rodeo clown dressed up like President Barack Obama.

Video of the incident, which went viral Sunday night, shows the clown taunting bulls, and a report of the incident claims an announcer stoked the crowd by asking if anyone wanted to see Obama get run over.

“I know I’m a clown, he’s running acting like one, doesn’t know he is one!” another rodeo clown said of the Obama clown.

“The State Fair is funded by taxpayer dollars, and is supposed to be a place where we can all bring our families and celebrate the state that we love,” Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill said. “The young Missourians who witnessed this stunt learned exactly the wrong lesson about political discourse—that somehow it’s ever acceptable to, in a public event, disrespect, taunt, and joke about harming the president of our great nation.”

Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder, a Republican, condemned the stunt via Twitter:

Officials for the Missouri State Fair, meanwhile, apologized on fair’s Facebook page:

Missouri State Fair Apology

Watch the video below:

[h/t KMBC]

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