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Davenport leaders condemn snow display targeting Democrats


Added 01-20-20 09:03:01pm EST - “Leaders in Davenport, Iowa, on Monday condemned a homeowner's snow display depicting a figure gunning down a snowman wearing a Bernie Sanders shirt and another adorned with a Democratic Party hat.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Davenport leaders condemn snow display targeting Democrats”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Leaders in Davenport, Iowa, on Monday condemned a homeowner’s snow display depicting a figure gunning down a snowman wearing a Bernie Sanders shirt and another adorned with a Democratic Party hat.

“My personal reaction is that it’s terribly wrong and an embarrassment to our city,” Matson told the Quad-City Times. “All hate speech is wrong.”

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Homeowner Donald Hesseltine laughed off such concerns, saying he created the display over the weekend to “mess with” friends who support Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president.

The display includes a mannequin topped with a military helmet that’s holding a rifle and chainsaw, as well as a can of beer. The rifle is pointed toward the Sanders snowman, which has red-dyed snow near its head.

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