Yael T. Abouhalkah

August 11, 2013

Shameful Missouri State Fair stunt smears Obama

The taxpayer-supported Missouri State Fair got a ton of negative publicity Sunday following a shameful stunt that occurred Saturday night involving a clown wearing a mask of President Barack Obama. And on Sunday evening state fair officials properly apologized.

The taxpayer-supported Missouri State Fair got a lot of negative publicity Sunday following a report of a shameful stunt that occurred Saturday night in Sedalia.

The story by an eyewitness, Perry Beam, is posted to

Daily Kos and Show Me Progress

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Fortunately, by late Sunday evening, The Star reported that many top officials — from Gov. Jay Nixon to leading Republicans —

were denouncing the incident

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Basically, a clown wearing a mask of President Barack Obama came out during the bull riding event at the fair. The crowd was asked if it wanted to see Obama “run down by a bull.” (UPDATE: 6:55 p.m.: Here are two short videos

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