Parade float showing Trump electrocuting Clinton draws criticism

AURORA, IN (WLWT) — A parade of criticism and complaint is swirling through the small river town of Aurora, Indiana, after a controversial float was part of Saturday’s annual Farmers Fair Parade.

The float was composed of several parts. There were Trump-Pence political signs on it and familiar anti-Hillary Clinton slogans.

There were also two depictions some people said they found offensive and over the line: someone portraying Hillary Clinton was seated in an electric chair while someone portraying Donald Trump operated the switch.

An Easter Island style head was also on the float below a sign reading “Obama”.

“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,” said Aurora resident Jackie Reynolds.

“I thought it was funny. I really did,” Maureen Baker, who has lived in Aurora for 45 years, said. “Personally, I was not offended. But then, you know, everybody has feelings. And opinions are like noses: Everybody has one.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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