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Checking on a rodeo clown and Obama--in Texas
Missouri State Fair officials apologized after this rodeo clown, wearing a mask intended to look like President Barack Obama, had a star turn (Associated Press photo: Jameson Hsieh). Missouri State Fair officials apologized after this rodeo clown, wearing a mask intended to look like President Barack Obama, had a star turn (Associated Press photo: Jameson Hsieh).

Missouri State Fair officials apologized after this rodeo clown, wearing a mask intended to look like President Barack Obama, had a star turn (Associated Press photo: Jameson Hsieh).

By W. Gardner Selby August 14, 2013

U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, said today that a Missouri rodeo clown in the news for lampooning President Barack Obama should come on down to Texas.

But we’ve already had a rodeo clown moment.

In March 2012, we rated as Mostly False a claim that between saddle bronc events, according to the an email, a rodeo clown performed a skit in San Angelo with a racially tinged punchline mocking Obama.

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