Donald Trump “Spotted” In Westport

No, this is not an April Fool’s story. Donald Trump was seen at the Spotted Horse last night.

At least, a cardboard cutout of him was.

Donald Trump

He — or it — arrived in Avi Kaner’s car trunk. The second selectman’s wife Liz was lobbying in Washington a few weeks ago. Waiting for her train home, she went into a souvenir store and purchased the cardboard fold-up “Donald.”

Since then, he’s made appearances at various town events — including graduation parties.

Whether you like the presumptive Republican nominee’s politics or loathe them, you gotta admit: He’s a stand-up guy.

(Hat tip: Francis Fiolek)

23 responses to “Donald Trump “Spotted” In Westport

  1. It might be more fitting if he were posing next to the other end of the horse. πŸ™‚

  2. Susan Iseman

    Miniscule hands and all.

  3. Dick Lowenstein

    Makes a nice dart board.

  4. Jens Buettner

    In German we say Pappnase (cardboard nose) in the true sense of the word. πŸ™‚

  5. Michelle Benner

    Does this also imply that The Spotted Horse supports Donald Trump? Just curious.

  6. Sharon Paulsen

    So, will Trump L’Orange be on the menu?

  7. We were there late last night, after the kitchen was closed. As you know, Donald Trump doesn’t drink. So he just had to stand there.
    You may enjoy watching this video produced by our son Jonathan for his Staples Spanish class, with Donald Trump as a prop: https://youtu.be/9J1KZ-44J9c

  8. Gil Ghitelman

    Hey Dan,
    I’m waiting for someone to pose in the library for “I geek Trumpbashing.”
    It would get my vote.

  9. Trish Lawrence

    He should be holding a little box for donations haha

  10. Vera DeStefano

    Trump, a Rhinestone in the rough.

  11. Wally Woods

    If The Donald starts acting “more presidential”‘ he might actually show up in town. A couple of former presidents were here in the past: George Washington and Bill Clinton. So why not Mr. Trump?

  12. Sharon Paulsen

    Wally: ” … so why not Westport?”.

    Ah, let me count the ways … but, here’s one to start. (Spoiler: Add Scotland to the list of countries that don’t want him to “visit” either”.)
    πŸ€—

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/6/22/1541336/-They-are-flying-Mexican-flags-in-Scotland-for-Trump-s-visit

    • Susan Iseman

      Apparently, he is suing Scotland. I am amazed he is going there, but then,
      I am amazed at many things, including his multi-hued tresses, skin tone and miniature hands.

      • Sharon Paulsen

        LOL Susan.

        Well, he’s “new-ish money” oligarchy in true form, so none of us should be surprised that he’s “going there”.

        He’s just doing all this crazy “out in the open”, whereas others of his ilk would keep “business” way below the radar of the uninformed masses.

        But he’s also clearly off the rails and speeding fast into something quite … dangerous (cloaked in hair weave jokes).

        Recall McCarthy – parallels abound. Worth revisiting that history now, particularly the millennial gens who may have not been educated about him.

        And note that Donald’s patterns are very Hitler-esque in nature, (from his early days – the persuasive, man “for the people”, charismatic, convincing, inciting fear, down to the lowest common denominator).

        Although Trump isn’t nearly quite as intelligent, he is still altogether just as insidious – just observe how many seemingly rational people actually like him. (Including some members of my family – yikes).

        Note: sorry to turn this fun post into a more of a serious political observation. But we all knew someone was just gonna go there – and here I am. I’m tired of it too, but gotta keep up the conversation until Election Day. Gotta stay awake, my friends!

        • Nancy Hunter Wilson

          Good to keep up the conversation, as polls are rarely correct.
          The “remain” voters in the U.K. are truly shocked today.

  13. Kempton Coady

    They should have shown the other end of the horse in the background! πŸ˜€

  14. Jerry MacDaid

    It is just so unfortunate who the apparent alternative is. Makes one want to cry.

  15. Bringing home a life-size Donald as a DC souvenir was designed as a prank on my family. Their startled reaction to being greeted by Donald in the groggy early morning hours in our garage was priceless! I did have a choice of having Hillary or Bernie as a traveling companion but Donald seemed like the biggest bang for the buck.

  16. Matt Bannon

    As a father of 2 daughters I would feel much safer with trump in town rather than a sexual predator and protector of one like the Clinton’s and this comes from a life long registered democrat!!

  17. Wendy Newton

    Donald Trump would be home dealing with his bankruptcies and personal failures if the media (present company included) would quit giving him free airtime and ink. He is not fit to run for public office, nor is he interested in being a public servant, nor is he funny. I agree with Sharon Paulsen.

  18. Francis Fiolek is an incredible photographer