An independent candidate running for Tennessee’s 3rd congressional district seat is stirring up controversy with campaign sign that says “Make America White Again.”
According to WRCB-TV, the slogan, a spin-off of Donald Trump’s campaign tagline, “Make America Great Again,” is appearing on billboards in Polk County, Tennessee, for candidate Rick Tyler.
Tyler, who told the station he “has no hatred in his heart for people of color,” said the sign’s message is that the country should return to a “1960s, ‘Ozzie and Harriet,’ ‘Leave it to Beaver’ time when there were no break-ins, no violent crime, no mass immigration.”
“Make America White Again” isn’t the only controversial campaign sign that Tyler has put up.
On a different sign, Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” quote is written on an illustration of the White House with Confederate Flags surrounding.
“I respect their right to have an opinion. I believe the majority of the people in the county like it. I saw people taking pictures beside it right after I posted it,” Tyler told WRCB in response to complaints from residents who said the signs do not reflect the feelings of the entire county.
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