Social media users carve their pumpkins to resemble Donald Trump

Social media users carve their pumpkins to resemble Donald Trump

October 20, 2020

Make Halloween horrifying again: New craze sees thousands flood Instagram with their ‘Trumpkins’

  • People have decorated their pumpkins to look like Donald Trump this year 
  • ‘Trumpkins’ craze first appeared in 2016 when the President first ran for office
  • The 2020 Presidential election will be held shortly after Halloween this year 

As Hallowe’en approaches, there are few things that scare Joe Biden supporters more than the prospect of President Donald Trump being re-elected in November.

And this year people have once again taken carving the President’s face into Jack-o-lanterns to celebrate the spooky holiday.

Social media users have repeated the trend that appeared in 2016 when Trump first ran for the presidency.

People from across the US and even in the UK have posted pictures of intricately carved pumpkins, decorated to look like the 45th President. 

Social media users have restarted a ‘Trumpkin’ craze again this year, decorating Jack-o-lanterns in the style of the 45th President

This Trumpkin features the President surrounded by two coronavirus shaped pumpkins while being injected with a medicine

A social media user posted a picture of this Trumpkin showing the President illuminated behind bars

Most Trumpkins feature the President shouting or making a grotesque face, including this one, which features pumpkin flesh in place of his hair

This Trumpkin uses twigs for hair and has been intricately carved to show the President pursing his lips as he speaks

A creative social media user painted this Trumpkin to achieve the President’s likeness and used a fallen leaf in place of his hair

This Trumpkin was placed upside down to use the natural lines of the pumpkin to show the President’s facial contortions

One pumpkin shows a wailing Donald Trump placed next to a small flag advertising his 2020 presidential campaign

Many anti-Trump social media users have joked comparing the pumpkins colour to Donald Trump’s own famously orange complexion. 

People have been using everything from creative carving and paint to wigs and globs of shredded pumpkin pulp to get the perfect likeness of the man in the White House.

Some have added ties and hats with ‘Make Halloween Great Again’ written on top to perfect the likeness.

This Trumpkin has been left outside to rot, causing an ugly disfigurement to the pumpkin flesh

Another Trumpkin has been placed on its side, using the pumpkin’s stalk in place of a nose and decorating the hair with a pair of scissors and a rat

Some social media users have used cut out pictures of the President’s mouth and eyes to achieve the same effect

Another Trumpkin maker has left their Jack-o-lantern outside to rot ahead of October 31 this year

This social media user has gone all out with a proper wig and stars and stripes tie used to decorate their Trumpkin

A Trumpkin has been given an extremely prominent, painted mouth as well as spiky eyebrows and a nest used for hair

Many anti-Trump social media users have joked comparing the pumpkins colour to Donald Trump’s own famously orange complexion

A baby-like Trumpkin depicts the President’s face in an impressive carving deep into the fruit’s flesh

Others have used bits of straw in place of the President’s infamous hair, stuck cut out pictures in place of his eyes and mouth, or even been left outside to rot in one case.

One of Trumpkins posted online shows the President vomiting out pumpkin seeds and flesh in a grotesque display.

Another depicts Tump being injected with medication for Covid-19 while being surrounded by smaller pumpkins shaped to look like the coronavirus. 

Twitter user John West shared a poem online to help explain the Trumpkin craze. 

A Trumpkin features a red MAGA hat, rewritten with the phrase ‘Make Halloween Great Again

This mouth-heavy Trumpkin features the President head placed on a white box with a huge red tie and tiny baby doll arms

A labelled Trumpkin uses and upturned piece of the pumpkin as the President’s hair

A more content-looking Trumpkin rests on it back next to the hollowed-out innards of the pumpkin

One Twitter user wrote ‘orange on the outside, hollow on the inside, and should be thrown out in November’

Another Trumpkin again makes use of the pumpkin’s stalk as a facial feature while using straw for the eyebrows and hair

He wrote: ‘Definition: “Trumpkin”. It’s orange on the outside, hollow on the inside, and should be thrown out in November.’

Another user said: ‘I am absolutely carving a Donald Trumpkin this year. It’ll be the scariest thing in our display, and we already have a flayed dismembered head.’

Instagram creator GardenCoach wrote: ‘Trumpkin! My first try, wanted a better hairdo but hey so does he.’ 

Another wrote: ‘What do you call Halloween pumpkin that is as orange as Trump’s face and is promising to make Halloween great again? You call it a Trumpkin!’

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