With Halloween just a few short days away, and Election Day 12 days away, NBC Nightly News thought it would be fun to show off of a series of “spooky” house decorations. They weren’t any old Halloween decorations, “Many neighbors are decorating their homes this year to make a political statement. And it is giving a whole new meaning to election scare tactics,” joked NBC Anchor Lester Holt. But the main focus of their report was a yard dedicated to slamming GOP nominee Donald Trump.
NBC’s Kevin Tibbles started his report off with a California home with a grave yard filled with Trump-isms. “The bone yard at Nina Horowitz's Los Angeles home is filled with her political poltergeist,” reported Tibbles, while flashing images of skeletons labeled “Hombre,” “Miss USA,” and a grave to Trump’s tax returns. “Trump is scary and it is Halloween,” quipped home owner Nina Horowitz.
“In Ohio, Hillary is the spooky one at least on one front lawn. The Trump train derails the Clinton platform,” was all Tibbles could muster for an anti-Hillary “Trump Train” yarn set up before moving on to the “US/Mexico Border” wall built on a Connecticut lawn.
The massive gray wall was covered with paintings of Trump, skulls, and guarded by skeletons with toy guns. “My big goal in this is to get people to think,” explained home owner Matt Worshire. “This professor of American history so fed up his annual display is a monument to the ghouls and goblins of politics,” continued Tibbles, even though the wall was clearly an attack against the GOP nominee.
The wall is overseen by a model of Trump with steam coming out of its mouth, or “blowing smoke” as described by Tibbles. Outside of the wall Hillary rode upon a Donkey, while Bernie Sander was “jailed by the DNC.” The NBC asked a passerby if she found the house scary, to which she responded, “Well, he’s the scariest presidential candidate I have ever seen.”
And for an added knock against Trump, Worshire claims that in order for a kids to get candy from his house, “You got to have a passport.”
October 27, 2016
7:27:07 PM Eastern [1 Minute 40 Seconds]
LESTER HOLT: Finally tonight, with both Halloween and the election just around the corner, many neighbors are decorating their homes this year to make a political statement. And it is giving a whole new meaning to election scare tactics. Here is Kevin Tibbles.
KEVIN TIBBLES: Watch out kids. Halloween is going to be very scary. [Scream] While you trick-or-treat, politicians have their hands out for votes. From Montana to Michigan. The bone yard at Nina Horowitz's Los Angeles home is filled with her political poltergeist.
[Images from anti-Trump Halloween decorations]
NINA HOROWITZ: Trump is scary and it is Halloween.
TIBBLES: In Ohio, Hillary is the spooky one at least on one front lawn. The Trump train derails the Clinton platform. [Images from anti-Clinton decorations]
And in Connecticut there’s the wall.
MATT WORSHIRE: My big goal in this is to get people to think.
TIBBLES: Well, Matt Worshire is definitely doing that. This professor of American history so fed up his annual display is a monument to the ghouls and goblins of politics. [Whole yard is anti-Trump] So in order to get to the candy –
WORSHIRE: You got to have a passport. Do you have your passport with you, Kevin?
TIBBLES: To get the candy?
WORSHIRE: To get the candy.
TIBBLES: He featured Bernie behind bars, Hillary riding a donkey. And his personal nemesis, Donald Trump, blowing smoke. Is this the scariest Halloween house you have ever seen?
UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: Well, he’s the scariest presidential candidate I have ever seen.
TIBBLES: What's scarier for you, Halloween or politics?
TIBBLES: For fright night this year, carving up pumpkins and politicians. Kevin Tibbles, NBC News, West Hartford, Connecticut.