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Donald Trump tipped to be the prize dummy after straw poll

Donald Trump dummies are scaring voters at one of the more unusual summer festivals.
No less than three entries in the annual All-Ireland Scarecrow Championships are effigies of the controversial US presidential hopeful.


Entrants flock every year to Durrow, Co Laois, to compete for a 3,000 euro top prize for the most outstanding scarecrow in its field.
Martin Lawlor, 64, who runs a florist and nursery in the small midlands town, along with his 93-year-old father Harold, created one of the Trump entries.
“It’s called Trump Card,” he said.
“The reason we created it is because Trump is making such a fool of himself – every time he opens his mouth.”
Mr Lawlor said he recreated the Republican White House candidate as a “very big figure to show his very big ego”.
“I think he has a very good chance of winning here in Durrow, and if he does he could win the big prize in America too,” he said.
Other political big-hitters lampooned in the festival include Boris Johnson.
The newly appointed British foreign secretary is represented as a straw sheep being sheared in a piece called Fleece The Politicians.
Welsh footballer Gareth Bale’s likeness has been fittingly fashioned from a straw bale.
The late legend David Bowie – reimagined as Ziggy Strawdust – as well as rapper Macklemore also feature this year.
The Durrow Scarecrow Festival runs until Sunday when the All-Ireland Championship winner – voted by a panel of judges – will be announced.

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4 comments

  1. Gloria Dibel does not speak for most of us in the US; in fact she speaks for less than 40% of Republicans alone. Almost all of us are desperate to find someone who will undo all the harm to our country that the current embarrassment in the White House has done, as well as that of our self-enriching, power-hungry, do-nothing Congress. However, Donald Trump is not the answer. As a lifetime liberal who equates himself with God and has the temperament of a twelve-year-old spoiled brat (and the vocabulary) and has no knowledge of anything at all outside of conning investors out of their money to make himself rich, Trump would be an even bigger embarrassment and do even greater harm to the US. We have a saying for all the liberals who voted for obama…they drank the koolaid. The same thing has happened with some supposed conservatives and they are so infatuated with the orange demagogue that they can no longer see reason. It’s sad to see that the greatest nation on earth has now sunk so low that we have nothing better to offer than Trump or Clinton, both lying con-artists who care nothing for their country and only for themselves, in our upcoming election. I think the scarecrows are great!

  2. Donald Trump is painted to be dark and stupid by the democrats (who are in reality looking in a mirror at themselves). President Trump will be a great prize for ALL in these great United States of America. HE is not a liar, but a bright man who loves our country, We look forward to welcoming him to the White House, OUR House 🙂

  3. Martin Lawlor you must be a Socialist/Leftist if you think Trump doesn’t make sense, and makes a fool of himself with his statements. I hope for the sake of America, and the world Trump is elected, and we don’t have to endure the BS that we’ve been dealing with here in America for the last 71/2 years.

  4. lol

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