MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A one-time candidate for Minneapolis mayor is remaining political this holiday season, with a holiday lights display that is raising some eyebrows.

According to the Star Tribune, the house belonging to Tom Hoch, who was also once the president and CEO of the Hennepin Theatre Trust, features lights that spell out the phrase: “Trump is a traitor.”

The house is located on the northeastern stretch of Lake of the Isles near downtown Minneapolis.

Hoch told the Star Tribune that his statement was meant to be a fact, not an opinion.

“I think it’s hard to come to any other conclusion about someone who is willing to turn against this country for his own enrichment,” he told the newspaper.

Hoch ran as a Democrat in the Minneapolis mayoral race, but lost to Jacob Frey.

Comments (10)
  1. Matt Cornelius says:

    This guy is an embarrassment to MN.

  2. sharonshiner says:

    This guy is a national hero

    1. caydencamp88 says:

      Uh. That’s my nephew. Don’t hate on him.

  3. Mike Madison says:

    Hoch sounds g a y

  4. Corky Eff says:

    Never heard of this fruit cake.

  5. Yes everyone have a very “Hateful Christmas” and a “Angry New Year”. After all that’s what the holidays are all about.

  6. Anita Newhouse says:

    What this President is doing to our country has NOTHING to do with the holidays. The “all opinions are equal” days are long, long gone folks. Mr. Hoch- whom I did not vote for- is using his constitutional, first ammendment rights that are supposedly the cornerstone of stated American values, to elaborate on factual current events. You can dislike, dismiss or even deny it, but that doesn’t make it any less true.

  7. Jose Ortega says:


  8. Stephen Bullard says:

    obviously your need to put up something like this shows a lack of maturity and self control. Therapy might be a better option than acting out.