Something’s in the water in Michigan — and it’s not lead. Earlier this year, Michigan Representative Karen Whitsett thanked President Trump for saving her life with his promotion of hydroxychloroquine. This week Republican Senate candidate John James closed in on his opponent, incumbent Democrat Senator Gary Peters. Now, a Flint, Michigan Democrat councilman has endorsed the President for re-election.
Maurice Davis, who calls himself a “life-long Democrat” spoke to a Trump Rally crowd at Flint Bishop airport.
“Right now, the narrative [has] been spent—President Trump is full of hate. Let me tell you something, the Democrats are full of hate. I’m tired, I’ve been a Democrat, I am a Democrat all my life, 64 years,” said Davis[…] “Last four years I voted for Hillary Clinton. This year I decided to go with President Trump. I’m not a bootlicker, I’m not an Uncle Tom. I’m none of those things, I’m somebody that’s in a poor, impoverished community.”
It’s a sad commentary when your choice to stand against hate and vote in your best interest makes you a “bootlicker” or an “Uncle Tom”.
— Mid-Michigan NOW (@midmichigannow) October 28, 2020
We know Flint, Michigan well because of the shameful 2015 toxic water crisis which caused many residents to suffer disease and physical ailments. Flint’s population is 57 percent Black, and more than half the residents live in poverty. Davis continued his speech and challenged,
“This is not a game folks. God use whoever he wants to such as times like these. Vice President Pence, the Trump administration they reached out to me.”
Perhaps Flint is one of the opportunity zones Trump is eyeing for revitalization. Perhaps it is Trump’s staunch commitment to reopening and re-starting the economy. Perhaps it is a rebounding GDP in the third quarter of the year, but Blacks appear to be voting with a view on community development and economic empowerment, rather than loyalty to any party.
“Dingell said she’s been talking with auto workers who she said she thought would be voting for Biden, but they made it clear to her that they were voting for Trump.
“While she said she wants to ‘make it clear the Biden campaign is listening,’ she thinks ‘in these last days, people are focused on turning out the Detroit, Flint votes, which matter greatly and may not quite be at the numbers people would like to see.’ ”
Councilman Davis has joined those ranks, because instead of listening, President Trump actually reached out with tangible help.
Davis concluded his speech:
“People are in foreclosure right here in Flint. People are losing everything.
“But this is what I’ve got to gain: instead of being a divided State of America, it’s time to be the United States of America. Our water crisis [people] has been silent. People dying right here and have died. We are tired of suffering and nobody give a damn about poor folks. President Trump they reached out with nothing but love from ya’ll all over this nation.
“Ya’ll have more love, now the Democrats called me every name but a child of God.”
Love wins, and if this trend continues, Trump wins Michigan.