Tennessee Congressional candidate’s ‘Make America White Again’ billboard causes uproar

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BENTON, Tenn. (AP) – An independent candidate for Congress has posted a campaign sign in Tennessee that says “Make America White Again.”

Rick Tyler, who is running as an independent for the seat, says he put the sign up along U.S. Highway 411 near Benton. He told WRCB-TV that he doesn’t hate “people of color,” but wants to return to an earlier time “when there were no break-ins; no violent crime; no mass immigration.”

He also posted a sign with an image of the White House surrounded by Confederate flags.

Tyler is one of three independent candidates running for the seat now held by Chuck Fleischmann, a Republican, who faces both Republican and Democratic contenders.

The primary election is Aug. 4.

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