SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — An 81-year-old Rhode Island store owner has come under fire on social media for his display of a Hillary Clinton plush toy that dangles from a metal hook inside the store.
The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2gHMEsJ ) that online comments mounted after a woman wrote a Facebook post on Tuesday about the pant-suited “Lyin’ Hillary Doll” displayed near a Trump sign at the Pleasant View Orchards store in Smithfield.
Owner Tony Polseno Jr. said Wednesday a customer had purchased the doll online and gave it to him. The doll makes statements that include, “Not a single one of my emails was classified,” when it’s squeezed.
Yelp and Facebook commenters are offended by the doll’s placement. Polseno says those comments reflect a misunderstanding and that the doll wasn’t meant to be offensive.
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Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com