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USA: History professor builds 'Trump Wall' Halloween display

United States, West Hartford
October 6, 2016 at 07:48 GMT -00:00 · Published

Footage shot on Thursday showed local resident Matt Warshauer's 2016 Halloween display, the 'Trump Wall', in West Hartford, Connecticut. The History professor at Connecticut State University based the display on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's controversial proposal to build a wall along the length of the Mexican border.

A dummy of Trump atop the wall and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on the DNC donkey made up parts of the scene. The head of erstwhile Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was encased behind a grill bar above a signing reading "JAILED BY THE DNC." Skeletal border control officers holding rifles framed a 'US/MEXICO BORDER' sign, adding to the all-round gloomy effect. With signs such as "I want you to join the circus" and "Crooked vs crooked and crazy", it's humorous political messaging critiques both major political parties.

Warshauer has created a Halloween display every year since he moved into his house on North Main Street, 18 years ago. The professor has been inundated with calls and emails from students, colleagues and national media since this year's unveiling on Saturday.

Trump has been criticised throughout his campaign for his stance on immigration, and in December, 2015, he received widespread condemnation after he called for a "total and complete shutdown" of all Muslims entering the US. The DNC has been accused of attempting to sabotage Sanders' candidacy and Clinton came under criticism for her short-sighted policy stances on international relations whilst Secretary of State.

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Footage shot on Thursday showed local resident Matt Warshauer's 2016 Halloween display, the 'Trump Wall', in West Hartford, Connecticut. The History professor at Connecticut State University based the display on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's controversial proposal to build a wall along the length of the Mexican border.

A dummy of Trump atop the wall and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on the DNC donkey made up parts of the scene. The head of erstwhile Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was encased behind a grill bar above a signing reading "JAILED BY THE DNC." Skeletal border control officers holding rifles framed a 'US/MEXICO BORDER' sign, adding to the all-round gloomy effect. With signs such as "I want you to join the circus" and "Crooked vs crooked and crazy", it's humorous political messaging critiques both major political parties.

Warshauer has created a Halloween display every year since he moved into his house on North Main Street, 18 years ago. The professor has been inundated with calls and emails from students, colleagues and national media since this year's unveiling on Saturday.

Trump has been criticised throughout his campaign for his stance on immigration, and in December, 2015, he received widespread condemnation after he called for a "total and complete shutdown" of all Muslims entering the US. The DNC has been accused of attempting to sabotage Sanders' candidacy and Clinton came under criticism for her short-sighted policy stances on international relations whilst Secretary of State.

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