Missouri-born White House spokesperson Josh Earnest said he did not know if the president, who is vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, had any reaction to the incident.
Perry Beam, who was in the stands during the performance in Sedalia, Mo., told the Associated Press that everyone “went wild” as fans cheered on the bull as it charged after the masked Obama impersonator.
“It was at that point I began to feel a sense of fear. It was that level of enthusiasm,” he said.
Beam estimated that the rodeo emcee used Obama’s name close to 100 times during the show. Fair officials have not revealed the clown’s identity.
“It was feeling like some kind of Klan rally you’d see on TV,” he said.
Well, Stockman of course doesn’t see it that way. He said that the outrage and calls for a federal investigation into the incident violate the clown’s First Amendment right to free speech.
“If you’re demanding a rodeo jester be thrown in the dungeons for mocking the king, don’t pretend you support a free country.”