The rodeo clown who wore a President Barack Obama mask at the Missouri State Fair is apologizing for his antics.
He shocked the country by asking a crowd if they wanted to see the president run down by a bull. But now, this rodeo clown is coming forward to explain why he did it.
Tuffy Gessling says he's received numerous death threats since the news spread of him wearing the Obama mask earlier this month at the state fair.
But according to Gessling, this act is nothing new! He says he's been doing this for generations, not just with Obama in office.
"I didn't think anything more of it than what we've done 15 years ago, 10 years ago, five years ago, when we've done it with Bush, and Clinton and Ronald Reagan," Gessling said.
Despite his apologies, the Missouri State Fair has permanently banned him from future events.
Gessling added that he did not mean any disrespect and, if he were ever given a chance to meet Obama, he would be honored to shake his hand.
Join FOX 29's Mike Jerrick and the Good Day Philadelphia team for a tasty night of yummy treats benefiting local youth.
WJBK-TV | Fox 2 16550 West Nine Mile Rd.Southfield, MI 48075Main Station: (248) 557-2000Newsroom: (248) 552-5103