Rent Is Too Damn High Party founder endorses Trump

The founder of the Rent is Too Damn High Party is endorsing billionaire real estate mogul Donald TrumpDonald TrumpPoll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary Biden flexes presidential muscle on campaign trail with Virginia's McAuliffe Has Trump beaten the system? MORE for president.  


Jimmy McMillan, an advocate for affordable housing and a Vietnam veteran, told the New York Daily News that Trump's support for veterans outweighs any negatives. 

“He’s the only one who is supporting my brother veterans, which is good enough for me,” McMillan said of the Republican presidential front-runner. 

“My main concern is helping my brother veterans get help,” he added. “America needs change.” 

McMillan, who also ran for president in 2012, said he wanted Trump to be his vice president at the time. 

“I’ve read up a lot on him,” he said. 

McMillan rose to prominence in the 2010 New York gubernatorial race, where his unusual demeanor and statements drew attention at debates. Considered a protest candidate, he garnered just under 1 percent support.

His 2010 campaign focused on tenants' rights. The Daily News noted the irony of McMillan supporting Trump, who charges rents as high as $6,000 a month at New York City's Trump Tower.