Halloween display including Trump wall, Clinton on chained donkey has West Hartford residents talking


WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)–This Halloween, there’s extra spook and gore on North Main Street in West Hartford.

Central Connecticut State University history professor Matt Warshauer has one of the scariest Halloween decorations in the city. It has everything from a screaming Donald Trump in his tower overlooking the wall on the Mexican border to a ghoulish Hillary Clinton riding a donkey bridled in chains.

“I am a historian, I am a teacher and I’m trying to get people to think. They don’t have to think what I think, but they just have to think,” Warshauer said.

Professor Warshauer says his decorations don’t take sides, and he makes fun of both candidates. He just wants to get people talking and it’s working. Sue Saidel and her husband live in Canton, and made a special trip to West Hartford to look at the display.

“It’s sort of tells both sides of the story and the wall, I was really curious about that. I think that was the part that was pretty unique,” Saidel said.

The traffic-stopping display has cars lined up on North Main Street, with many people taking pictures. Some laughing, others scared by the political landscape in the United States. So what does the professor have in store for next year?

“I don’t know what the future holds, but I know this. My politicians will never ever disappoint me. They will always give me something to work with,” he said.

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