- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 29, 2020

Maurice Davis, vice president of the Flint, Michigan, City Council, endorsed President Trump’s reelection campaign Wednesday despite being a lifelong Democrat.

Mr. Davis spoke before Vice President Mike Pence at Michigan’s Flint Bishop Airport, saying the Trump administration reached out to him in a way no one else did.

“People are in foreclosure right here in Flint,” he said. “People are losing everything, and when Mr. Trump says, ‘What the hell do you got to lose?’ he was talking to me.”

“We’re tired of suffering and nobody gives a damn about poor folks,” he said. “President Trump, they reached out with nothing but love for you all all over this nation. I don’t want to hear another time I’m a Trump supporter — I’m an America supporter.”

Mr. Davis said he’s been a Democrat for 64 years and voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, but he realized it’s the Democrats who “are full of hate,” not Mr. Trump.

“This year, I decided to go with President Trump,” he said. “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.”

“Democrats call me every name but a child of God,” he said, adding that he has nothing to gain politically from his endorsement.

Mr. Pence later thanked Mr. Davis, telling the crowd, “Let’s hear it for Maurice. I’m partial to vice presidents,” Newsweek reported.

Mr. Trump also thanked Mr. Davis for his endorsement and shared his remarks on Twitter.

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