Political candidate stirs controversy with “Make America White Again” billboard

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POLK COUNTY, Tenn.- Rick Tyler, an independent candidate running for Tennessee’s 3rd congressional district seat, caused major controversy with his campaign billboards.

One declared “Make America White Again” and the other quotes “I have a dream” over a drawing of the White House covered in Confederate flags.

Tyler interviewed with WRCB, saying 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.”

The signs were taken down Tuesday.