Trick or... Trump? Trump and Clinton hold the stage in US Halloween display

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History professor Matt Warshauer of West Hartford, Connecticut, USA, built an 8-foot-high (2.4 metres) cardboard version of Republican presidential candedate Trump's proposed border wall, complete with Trump standing on a Trump (watch) Tower. © REUTERS/Michelle McLaughlin

A model of a hot air-blowing Donald Trum and another of a toothy Hillary Clinton riding the Democratic Party's donkey mascot are among the skeletons and zombies in a Halloween display that has become an attraction and is stopping traffic in a Connecticut town.

History professor Matt Warshauer of West Hartford is using his annual Halloween extravaganza to make a political statement.

Prof Warshauer had been planning the display for months before erecting it.

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'We were all immigrants'. A skeleton holds a sign referring to Donald Trump's proposals to curb illegal immigration to the USA.

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A view of the 8-foot-high (2.4m) wall in front of the house.

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The Trump Watchtower towers over the cardboard border wall.

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A hot-air blowing Donald Trump features in the Halloween display.

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In the Halloween display, Bernie Sanders is jailed by the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

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Warshaues said he hoped people took it in the spirit of Halloween. 'I'm having a little fun and making a political statement,' he said.

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'It's a crazy presidential election where it seems politics are out of control,' said Warshauer, who teaches at Central Connecticut State University. 'I am making a statement about both parties, the Republican and the Democratic party, but my primary concern is Donald Trump as a president.'

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