Missouri State Fair officials and politicians on Sunday condemned the performance of a rodeo clown who donned a mask resembling President Barack Obama during Saturday’s bull riding competition.
A tempest over the incident erupted after the website Show Me Progress reported a Facebook account of it.
The Facebook writer said he had taken a Taiwanese student to the rodeo Saturday night in Sedalia. During the bull riding segment a rodeo clown appeared wearing an Obama mask.
“The announcer wanted to know if anyone would like to see Obama run down by a bull,” the posting said. “The crowd went wild. He asked it again and again, louder each time, whipping the audience into a lather.”
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