Jeff Cook, an agent based out of Charleston, SC, recently installed eight 15-metre-wide billboards with the tagline “Moving to Canada? We can sell your home” across the city, reported Nick Faris for the National Post
“We’ve had a lot of people threaten [to move]. November comes around, the election happens — we’ll really see if they put their money where their mouth is,” Cook said.
The billboards featured portraits of both presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and the Republican Party’s Donald Trump, opposite a portrait of Cook.
“This is something that causes so much division among families and friendships,” he added. “The inspiration behind creating the boards was really just to take a divisive situation and bring some humour and unity.”
The contest between Clinton and Trump has proven especially acrimonious and troublesome, with a huge upsurge in the popularity of the search term “move to Canada” having been observed over the past few months, especially prior to Trump’s nomination.
“What we’ve found out through this (billboard) is that people hate the other candidate more than they like their own candidate,” Cook explained. “We had one call the other day — the guy was mad that we didn’t have Trump on the board, too. [Trump’s is] actually before Hillary is.
“We’re not looking to take a stance,” the agent said. “That’s why we put both candidates on there.”
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