Mueller Pumpkin Manafort

Screenshot via CNN/YouTube Photo via Amy Finkel/Instagram (Fair Use)

Prankster trolls Manafort with Mueller jack-o-lantern

There's a reason this went viral.


Jay Hathaway

Internet Culture

Posted on Nov 3, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 12:16 pm CDT

This Halloween, the scariest thing for anyone associated with the 2016 Donald Trump campaign was Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who indicted Trump advisor Paul Manafort on Monday. Just for rub-ins, one Brooklyn photographer carved Mueller’s face into a pumpkin and left the jack-o-lantern (Bob-o-lantern?) outside Manafort’s New York City residence. Boo!

Amy Finkel dropped her work of art outside 377 Union Street, the Brooklyn property whose mortgages are caught up in Manafort’s alleged money laundering scheme. The house, where Manafort never actually lived, now also bears a plaque on its fence that reads “The House That Brought Down a President.”

“I carved a Robert Mueller pumpkin this Halloween,” Finkel wrote on Instagram. “I was going to throw it out downstairs last night, but then I had a better idea. It’s now resting peacefully outside Paul Manafort’s Brooklyn brownstone—the house that helped Mueller bring him down. Like Manafort, my pumpkin is now rotten.”

She’s since been reveling in the press coverage her pumpkin has received on CNN and the Hill.

“I got a glimmer of hope on Monday,” Finkel told the Wall Street Journal. The neighbors of Manafort’s shady property, most of whom voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, probably feel the same way.

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*First Published: Nov 3, 2017, 1:02 pm CDT