A Colorado landlord is willing to accept any dogs with good enough references -- but no references will convince him to rent to a Donald Trump supporter.
Mark Holmes is putting his foot down when it comes to fans of the Republican presidential front-runner, the Grand Junction Sentinel reports. Holmes, who rents out the downstairs portion of his Grand Junction home, listed the following ad on The Nickel, a classifieds site:
“[Trump is] preaching hate and he’s preaching ... a lot of venom, spit and vinegar,” Holmes told the Sentinel on Saturday. “And I live in the top part of the house. I don’t want anybody that even thinks that Donald Trump can be a good president to live in my home.”
The ad disqualifies at least one Grand Junction resident, Arvid Mosnes, who last summer worked with artist Paul Snover to create a billboard that depicted Trump as a dragonslayer of sorts. The billboard showed a cartoon of Trump battling a dragon, with the beast covered in labels including "PC Marxist Muslim Media," "BLM," "GLBT," "EPA," "NSA" and "IRS," as well as "Libtards" and "RINOs." Billboard-Trump wore a suit of armor and wielded a sword labeled "Constitution."
Holmes told the Sentinel he’s been a political activist since the Vietnam War, which he demonstrated against.
If Holmes sounds exactly like the kind of landlord you’d want, we have some bad news. He’s already found a tenant, the news station KUSA reports.
And before you make a beeline to the comments section, flailing your arms and crying that Holmes’ ad is illegal, note that the Fair Housing Act does not actually cover discrimination based on political affiliation.
Editor's note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims -- 1.6 billion members of an entire religion -- from entering the U.S.