Charles Evers, brother of civil rights icon Medgar Evers, has endorsed Donald Trump.
“I believe in him first of all because he’s a businessman. I think jobs are badly needed in Mississippi,” Evers said.
The 93-year-old will appear at a Trump rally Monday in Madison, Mississippi.
Don Surber writes:
“Evers is the older brother of Medgar Evers. They served in the Army in World War II, and worked actively for the NAACP in the 1950s, putting their lives on the line to end segregation. An assassin gunned Medgar Evers down with a bullet to the back of his head on June 12, 1963. Evers was delivering T-shirts that read, ‘Jim Crow Must Go.’ The hospital in Jackson, Mississippi refused treatment because he was black. His family explained who he was and he was admitted, but within an hour he died.
“Charles Evers carried on the work. During the war, he had fallen in love with a Filipino woman but could not marry her because Mississippi law did not recognize such marriages. After his brother’s murder, Charles Evers returned from civil rights work in Chicago to work in Mississippi. He ran for mayor of rural Fayette, Mississippi, in 1969 and won, becoming the first black mayor in that state since Reconstruction. He had abandoned the Democratic Party in favor of being independent. In 1978, he became a Republican, which he remains today.”
From the Clarion Ledger:
Evers said he doesn’t feel the U.S. should be obligated to provide support for undocumented immigrants.
Evers added that he also respects Trump for his faith and that he plans to attend Monday’s rally in Madison. Evers said that if he has the chance to speak with Trump he wants to pitch bringing a catfish processing plant to Mississippi.
“Our catfish is shipped to China and brought back for us to buy. Put a catfish farm here.” A website for The Catfish Institute, based in Jackson, lists more than half a dozen U.S.-certified catfish processors in the state.
Mitch Tyner chairman of the Mississippi Donald Trump Committee in a news release Friday named Evers as a member of the candidate’s state campaign team along with Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler.
Evers endorsed Reagan in 1980.
Yes, another racist in the Trump camp. Democrats must be freaking out about this and the media will give it very little publicity.