Democrat Maurice Davis, a member of Flint City Council, supported President Donald Trump on Thursday with the words: “I am no Uncle Tom”.
Davis spoke before Vice President Mike Pence at Flint Bishop Airport in Michigan and explained why, as a lifelong Democrat, he decided to support the Republican President.
“Right now the story [has]been handed out – President Trump is full of hate. Let me tell you something, the Democrats are full of hate. I’m tired, I was a Democrat, I’ve been a Democrat all my life, 64 years,” Davis said. “For the last four years, I have voted for Hillary Clinton. This year I voted for President Trump. I’m not a toady, I’m not an Uncle Tom.”
He continued, “I am neither of those things. I am someone who lives in a poor, impoverished community.”
Davis added, “People lose everything, and when Mr. Trump said, “What the hell do you have to lose,” he spoke to me. But this is what I have to win: Instead of being a divided state of America, it’s time to be the United States of America.”
Flint City Councilman and lifetime Democrat Maurice Davis says he supports @realDonaldTrump. Read more: https://t.co/ehAFeCtNGv pic.twitter.com/r401LTrtK1
– Mid-Michigan NOW (@midmichigannow) October 28, 2020
In response to Davis’ endorsement, Pence thanked him and said, “Vice President of Flint City Council. Where are you, Maurice? Let’s hear it for Maurice. I have a fondness for vice presidents. Thank you, Maurice.”
Pence added, “And I thank you all for being here today. And it’s truly amazing. It’s really amazing to think of all that we’ve achieved.”
Davis’ announcement that he will be voting for Trump comes less than a week before election day. During the rally, Pence noted that “we are only six days away from a major victory across Michigan and across America.
“The road to victory runs right across Michigan. On November 3, I have a favor to ask of you: We need you to show them that Michigan is trump country,” said the vice president.
Biden has consistently led Trump in several polls conducted in Michigan. A survey conducted by Mitchell Research & Communications found that Biden leads by 52 percent with 10 points, compared to 42 percent for Trump. The survey surveyed 759 likely voters in Michigan from October 25-27 and reported an error margin of plus or minus 3.56 percentage points.
Davis is not the first prominent Black Democrat to vote for Trump. The president was confirmed by Georgia State Representative Vernon Jones, and other Democrats, such as former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and six mayors in Minnesota, support his re-election.
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