The Vice President of Flint, Michigan’s City City Council Maurice Davis appeared in an interview with Newsmax yesterday to explain why he’s voting for President Trump.
The Newsmax host, Greg Kelly, asked Mr. Davis, “When did you first notice Donald Trump as a guy to be admired and someone who could help out your community?” He responded, “When he first got elected. I was really happy when he came to Flint in the midst of our water crisis,” Davis responded, adding, “And he came to our side of town. I was very impressed with President Trump—when he was running.”
The host told Davis he heard Mr. Davis would like to emulate President Trump. Davis responded, “Oh, yes, sir! I’d like to be like President Trump,” adding, “He’s his own man. He’s not bought by anybody. He does what he wants to do and he does it well—and I admire that.”
Kelly asked Davis if he remembers when President Trump spoke directly to the Black community, when he asked them, “What the hell do you have to lose?” Davis told Kelly, he remembered, and that he thought President Trump was speaking directly to his constituency. “We are an impoverished community,” he explained, adding, “Nobody cares about the Blacks in Flint, but Mr. Trump gave us a lot of hope,” Davis told explained how he’s actually seen the results of the Trump administration trying to help them, while other politicians, like Barack Obama, have only offered lip service to the poor residents of Flint. He explained, “Since President Trump was elected, Sec. of State Ben Carson brought over $30 million to the city of Flint,” adding, “Obama been here— he said our water is fine, you know—ain’t nothing wrong with drinking lead! And Mr. Trump tried to do something about that!”
The VP of the Flint City Council doubled said about Trump, “He’s outstanding. He don’t care what nobody say, he stays focused on what needs to be done—I admire that!” Davis pushed back on the false narrative that Trump is a racist, telling the Newsmax host, “I wish other black folks would get on board because the man ain’t racist no kind of way—I never met him personally, but I go by your actions—and I don’t play!”
“Flint, MI needs a Trump! This side of the United States—Michigan, we are hurting for somebody like Trump that does what they say they gonna do!” Davis exclaimed.
David told Kelly that the city of Flint still has a problem with lead in their water, but that he believes President Trump and his administration will continue their efforts to help them fix their broken city. “Mr. Trump, he really tried to help poor folks. I don’t know where this new narrative come from with the racism and all this other mess.” He continued, “I’m tired of people speaking for poor folks that don’t have poor folks at heart,” adding, “Mr. Trump would be the best thing for poor folks—and I’m mad about it, because if he don’t do it, what do we have to lose?”
Davis said a lot of “black folks” feel just like him, adding, “but they’re scared because of the ridicule they’ll get” for openly supporting Trump, warning, “You’re gonna find out on election day” that Trump is going to turn out the Black vote.
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PJ Media – According to Rasmussen, a slight majority of black voters approve of Trump, and a higher percentage of minority voters approve of the president.
Trump received 8 percent of the African American vote in 2016.