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It’s The Great Trump Pumpkins, Charlie Brown

Creative Americans (and even Scots) are scaring up their Halloween Donalds.

Who’s the most popular creature in Carmel, Indiana, just now? “Trumpkin,” a scarecrow dressed in a blue suit with small hands and a big pumpkin head topped by straw hair that looks a lot like you-know-who.

Trumpkin stands in a private yard facing Main Street in the Indianapolis suburb, where it’s become a favorite feature of selfies. One neighbor complained to The Indianapolis Star that the pumpkin was attracting too much attention. But a city official told the local Fox TV station that authorities have received no complaints — and that the property owner is now considering adding a Pence-kin.

One passerby complained to a WTHR-TV news crew that the Trumpkin was “disrespectful,” but the owners said it was “just for fun.”

Trumpkin is hardly the only presidential look-alike taking up residence in yards and stoops this year for Halloween.

The president was destined to become the model for Halloween pumpkins everywhere (he was already a popular pumpkin model last year), particularly given the often-orangish tint of his complexion. There’s even a hashtag #Trumpkin featuring a burgeoning population of jack-o’-lanterns inspired by the commander in chief. Even a bakery in Dundee on the east coast of Scotland is getting in on the fun with “angry orange” Halloween cookies in the image of Trump, reports The Evening Telegraph.

Here is my Halloween Trumpkin- it’s Amazing , classy and YUGE only @realDonaldTrump can make America great again ! pic.twitter.com/Rw9REiTgzg

— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) October 26, 2015

Written by Leigh Brown

Leigh Brown is a former CIA counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer who served nineteen years overseas in Turkey, Italy, Germany, and Spain. He was the CIA Chief of Base for the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 and was one of the first Americans to enter Afghanistan in December 2001. Leigh is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a Washington-based advocacy group that seeks to encourage and promote a U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East that is consistent with American values and interests.

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