Tom Hoch, the man behind the light display, said the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi pushed him “over the edge” and he decided to take out his frustrations with the light display.
“I wanted to act on the sense of frustration about what I routinely read and see on television that’s going on,” Hoch tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “So it was out of that that I decided to try to do something that was meaningful but also had a festive touch.”Hoch believes, according to the Star Tribune, that calling the president a traitor is not an opinion, it’s a matter of fact.
“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,” Hoch, former president and CEO of the Hennepin Theatre Trust, told the outlet.
The murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi pushed Hoch “over the edge,” he tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “These are people who are not even discreet,” he says of the Trump family. “They’re just overt in their attempts to use our country to their own personal advantage and I’m just sick of it.” He adds, “Trump is using our country for his own benefit. That makes him a traitor.”