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Scarred talking pumpkin Donald Trump
will ride a carriage made of DVD box sets of The Apprentice
to Biloxi, Mississippi to ring in the New Year. It's Trump's first visit to the state and among his first in the South since campaigning for president of the United States, a very real thing he wants to do.
At 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, Trump appears at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center (2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi). Mississippi’s presidential primaries are March 8. Trump's performance art piece is among several events for humans that night, including Arrival from Sweden: The Music of Abba
at IP Casino.
At least one group, Gulf Coast Against Trump, will protest the event
. "This blatantly racist, elitist hypocrite is trying to divide us even more and would do more harm than good if elected," the group says on Facebook
. "Take a stand and let Donald and the rest of the United States know that we will not tolerate this."
Trump doesn't have New Orleans or Louisiana on his calendar — yet. Earlier this month, Mayor Mitch Landrieu called Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from traveling into the U.S. "absolutely disgraceful" and compared him to David Duke. "Mr. Trump’s brand of politics is dangerous; it makes our nation more dangerous and weakens our ability to defend against terrorists," Landrieu said. "Together, we can defeat ISIS by strengthening ties with our Muslim friends, not alienating them with ignorant, hateful statements.”
Admission is free
. Parking is $5.