US politician wants America to be 'white again'

Jun 27, 2016, 02:06 IST | Agencies

Chicago: A US congressional candidate has sparked outrage by plastering white supremacist billboards in Tennessee including one saying, 'Make America White Again' — a racist spin on Donald Trump's election campaign slogan.

The offending billboards were taken down after outraged residents complained. Pic/Twitter| Jason Gore

The 'Make America White Again' sign was posted by Rick Tyler, an independent candidate in the race for Tennessee's 3rd congressional district seat, currently held by Republican Chuck Fleischmann.

His views on the presumptive Trump, however, seem conflicting. In blog posts on his website, Tyler calls Trump "latest stalking horse entity to be foisted upon the American electorate" — but also an inspiration.

He, however, was quoted as saying that he has no hatred in his heart for "people of colour". Tyler said he put up the billboard to make a point that "the 'Leave It to Beaver,' 'Ozzie and Harriet,' 'Mayberry' America of old was vastly superior to what we are experiencing today."

In a Facebook post, Tyler wrote: "It was an America where doors were left unlocked, violent crime was a mere fraction of today's rate of occurrence, there were no car jackings, home invasions, Islamic Mosques or radical Jihadist sleeper cells."
By Thursday the offending billboards located near Benton, Tennessee, were taken down after outraged residents complained.

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