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TN Candidate's Billboard Calls To 'Make America White Again'

But the owner meant no offense by it, of course.
TN Candidate's Billboard Calls To 'Make America White Again'

There's nothing racist at all about running for office using the slogan, "Make America White Again," right?

Um, well, maybe a little racist?

The sign, located off Highway 411 near Benton, says "Make America White Again" and was put there by Rick Tyler, an independent candidate in the race for Tennessee's 3rd congressional district seat currently held by Chuck Fleischmann.

Tyler told Channel 3 he has no hatred in his heart for "people of color." He says the sign's message is that America should go back to a "1960s, Ozzie and Harriet, Leave it to Beaver time when there were no break-ins; no violent crime; no mass immigration."

Several Channel 3 viewers have called or sent messages to our newsroom, saying the signs do not reflect the feelings of the entire county and that they want them down.

Tyler said, "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," added Tyler.

Well then, that makes it perfectly all right. Of course it does.

Video report below

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Here are some of his neighbors explaining why they're a wee bit uncomfortable with the whole thing.


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