Charlie Evers, Brother of Murdered Civil Rights Activist Medgar Evers, Throws His Support Behind Trump
From the Hill:
Charles Evers, the brother of murdered civil rights leader Medgar Evers, is endorsing Donald Trump for president.
“I believe in him first of all because he’s a businessman,” Charles Evers said, according to The Clarion-Ledger.
"I think jobs are badly needed in Mississippi."
Evers's brother, Medgar Evers, was assassinated in Jackson, Miss., in 1963. His killer wasn't convicted of the murder until 1994, after multiple trials.
Charles Evers defended Trump, saying his tough immigration stance does not make him racist.
“I haven’t seen any proof of him being a racist,” said Evers. "All of us have some racism in us. Even me.”
He said Trump was a "fair" businessman who respects merit over race.