“Democrats call me every name but the child of God.”
Those are the words of Maurice Davis, a city council member from Flint, Michigan, and a life-long Democrat who this week endorsed President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign.
“Right now, the narrative [has] been spent — President Trump is full of hate,” he told the crowd gathered outside the Flint Bishop Airport for a rally headlined by Vice President Mike Pence. “Let me tell you something. I am a Democrat all my life, 64 years. 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,” the council member added. “I’m somebody that’s in a poor, impoverished community.”
Davis, who told the crowd he was in the intensive care unit twice fighting a COVID-19 infection, went on to explain God is able to use whoever is in power.
“I don’t want to hear fault; he who is without sin cast the first stone,” he explained. “We’re saved under grace. God’ll use whoever he wants to [for] such times like these.”
Pence thanked Davis for his support and his comments about the president.
“Vice president of the city council of Flint — where are you, Maurice?” Pence said. “Let’s hear it for Maurice. I’m partial to vice presidents. Thank you, Maurice. And thank you all for being here today. And it really is amazing. It really is amazing to think about all that we’ve accomplished.”