Highmore, South Dakota’s 50th Annual Settler’s Day was a huge success this year.
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But one float caused a bit of a controversy.
Jeff Damer, who created the float, said he wanted to put the float out there because he feels Crooked and Obama should be charged with crimes.
“Lock Them Up!”
“It’s just a wonderful time to get together and come back home,” said Vikki Day, the Mayor of Highmore.
But one parade float did get people talking.
“I had to think about it with the mask of Obama, coming out as racist,” said Jeff Damer, the creator of the controversial float.
The float portrays former President Barack Obama in a cage with Hillary Clinton, while current President Donald Trump stands on the outside.
“I just wanted to put it out there, it was just my view that I feel that they should be charged, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton,” said Damer.
Damer’s float has stirred up a lot of talk on social media. Highmore Mayor Vikki Day says city officials have received a lot of messages from people who think she shouldn’t have allowed the float.
“My stance, and the city’s stance is that every person has a right to the first amendment, to express his or her speech, and the expressions of it, we do not regulate that,” said Day.