He refers to himself as Michael the Black Man. And whether he goes by the name Michael Symonette, Maurice Woodside, or Mikael Israel, when he is at a Trump rally, he is THE black man.
If you Google for images of “blacks for trump,” you’ll find pics of Michael the Black Man at Trump rallies squarely positioned behind Trump where the cameras can spot him. You’ll also find a lot of photos of white people holding “blacks for Trump” signs.
It’s Michael who some in the media were curious about. Saturday Night Live had a lot of fun mocking the guy. The Washington Post ran a story on him where they reported he runs a slew of conspiracy sites and he has called Barack Obama “The Beast,” Hillary Clinton a Ku Klux Klan member, and Oprah Winfrey the devil. In the 1990s, he was charged, then acquitted, with conspiracy to commit two murders.
Trump gave the guy a shout-out at one rally. This week, he gave a shout-out to Kanye West, who has turned out to be a Trump supporter, though he doesn’t vote. Trump loves to point out the diversity of his supporters, which got a hard eight percent of the black vote.
Trump has also pointed out Diamond and Silk, the strange sisters from North Carolina who run a YouTube channel defending Trump. The two women were on Capitol Hill this week, invited by Republicans to testify how Facebook is discriminating against conservatives and Trump voters. Never mind the fact that Congress is not in the business of regulating Facebook, they were there. Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu of California said it was a “stupid and ridiculous hearing.” Stupid and ridiculous has become the new normal.
You can look at Trump’s white supporters like Ted Nugent, or his black supporters like Michael the Black Man, Diamond and Silk, or Kanye West. The one demographic Donald Trump has cornered are people out of their freaking gourds.
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