As endorsements keep rolling in for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, one in particular might have Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton feeling a little less than confident.
Civil rights activist Charles Evers said he endorsed Trump because of his business acumen.
“I believe in him first of all because he’s a businessman. I think jobs are badly needed in Mississippi,” Evers said in an interview with the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.
The 93-year-old civil rights activist said Trump’s hiring practices reflect that he is “fair.”
He hoped to speak with Trump at his rally in Madison on Monday when he plans to pitch the idea of building a catfish processing plant to Mississippi.
“Our catfish is shipped to China and brought back for us to buy. Put a catfish farm here,” Evers said.
The economy is an important aspect of many elections. This election is no different. During his two terms, Obama has done little to create jobs for Americans.
He’s done wonders for the welfare roster, though. The number of people on welfare has increased exponentially since Obama took office.
Evers and others like him understand one of the basic principals of boosting the economy is providing jobs so consumers have money to spend.
Evers wants to see Americans get jobs, and when asked about Trump’s remarks about illegal immigrants, he said the U.S. is not obligated in any way to support those who come into the country illegally.
The activist also said he saw no evidence that Trump was a racist.
Evers, whose brother was assassinated in front of the family’s Jackson home over 50 years ago, was the first black man to be elected mayor of a Mississippi town since Reconstruction. He gained popularity when he switched to the Republican Party in 1980 and endorsed Ronald Reagan.
This endorsement will no doubt leave Clinton fuming — and maybe a little worried, because she wants everyone to believe she has the African-American vote locked up.
— Diamond and Silk (@DiamondandSilk) March 5, 2016
But that’s simply not the case. Trump has amassed endorsements from a variety of African-Americans who believe he is the right man to turn the country around.