October 05, 2016

WATCH: Parade float depicts Trump executing Clinton in an electric chair

StaffRebel Columnist

A man from Aurora, Indiana has caused a lot of controversy with his parade float for the annual Farmers Fair Parade.

The float features Hillary Clinton in an electric chair with Donald Trump about to pull the switch. In addition, it has a grim reaper and an Easter Island moai head in blackface named 'Obama'.

Float creator, 76-year-old Frank Linkmeyer, told WCPO, “It definitely was all for laughter. We’ve always had floats for laughter. There’s never been anything else but that.”

One mother found the float offensive and echoed Justin Trudeau's talking points. “For us to be in 2016 and have our president depicted as an Easter Island statue in blackface, which doesn’t even make any sense, but it’s just racist as can be. But knowing that we are marching alongside displays like this really makes me question whether or not we will be participating next year.”

The Lions Club, which approves the floats, issued a statement saying, “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.”

Frank Linkmeyer says he didn't mean to offend anyone, but stands by it being for laughter.

“I could’ve taken and put Donald Trump in that float and had Hillary pull the handle. Nevertheless, I would have never pleased everybody and it was definitely all for laughter,” he said.

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commented 2016-10-06 19:49:37 -0400
Looks like Ntty not Hilary
commented 2016-10-06 18:01:47 -0400
commented 2016-10-05 22:57:35 -0400
Bill your right. This election is no joke.
commented 2016-10-05 22:55:33 -0400
Long live what’s left of freedom of speech.
commented 2016-10-05 18:53:43 -0400
The parade float is apt. If Trump gets into office, his DOJ, Attorney General, and FBI won’t be covering up for Hillary’s numerous crimes, which will result in her being prosecuted and found guilty. She probably won’t be getting a death sentence, but she will get a lengthy prison sentence, where any sentence over two years will likely be a “life” sentence for her.
commented 2016-10-05 15:40:50 -0400
Hey , and he’s a democrat , tastefully done , most people of your town agree with you FRANK !!!
commented 2016-10-05 13:19:36 -0400
This can be perceived as a depiction of what assisted suicide/euthanasia is…or the millions of abortions that have taken place.
Death row.
commented 2016-10-05 13:17:56 -0400
The media covers this, but they don’t cover the Black Masses being held where they throw [fake] blood on and burn a statue of the Blessed Mother, Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ. Or the Satan clubs now being established in schools.

Oh ya, its ok to do that but who hears about it?
commented 2016-10-05 13:10:44 -0400
Shocked, appalled, disgusted, and outraged I am. How’s that for a hackneyed-to-the-point-of-meaninglessness expression of “concern”?
And in the meantime, our world rots and burns, while our predictable and pathetic media rises to the minnow bait every time.
commented 2016-10-05 13:01:03 -0400
Double standard. I’ve seen effigies of Trump burned and I’ve seen death threats to Trump several times. As I recall the media thought it was funny.
commented 2016-10-05 12:45:03 -0400
White trash theatrics which undermine the gravity and dire importance of this oivitol election – this is the fight for the republic or a globalist vassal state of the 1% transnational cartels
commented 2016-10-05 12:37:02 -0400
The media wouldn’t have been nearly as offended if it were Hillary Cliton pulling the chair’s switch on Trump.
commented 2016-10-05 12:02:33 -0400
So sick of the poltically correct garbage. It’s killing our countries