The outspoken Trump supporter Michael— was spotted in his “TRUMP & Republicans ARE NOT RACISTS” t shirt holding his “BLACKS FOR TRUMP” sign at the President’s rally Tuesday night.
Over the past year, many watching President Trump’s rally in Phoenix on Tuesday, spotted a familiar face holding a sign, which read—“BLACKS FOR TRUMP.”
Referring to himself as “Michael the Black Man” this staunch Trump supporter has become somewhat of a fixture situating himself behind Trump’s podium at political rallies as if he has been granted protégé carte blanche on seating arrangements.
Michael, the ‘Black Man’ aka Michael Symonette, Maurice Woodside and Mikael Israel quite animated at most rallies—stands more than he sits to ensure that he’s seen waving the noticeable poster.
Donning a T-shirt that reads “TRUMP & Republicans are not Racist,” Michael is somewhat of a walking advertisement plugging the website, Gods2.com. If his mission is on gaining the attention of viewers, whether negative or positive, social media lit up with questions about his motives at the Trump rallies.
A former member of the Yahweh ben Yahweh cult, the radical fringe activist, hailing from Miami at one point in his life was indoctrinated into a very violent black supremacist religious cult. The website promoted on his t-shirt features conspiracy theories that could be construed as bordering on the sublime to the ridiculous.
Michael has referred to Barack Obama, for example, as “The Beast” he has accused Hillary Clinton of being a member of the Ku Klux Klan, and called Oprah Winfrey the devil.
His checkered past would reveal a 1990s charge of conspiracy to commit two murders, which he was later acquitted. According to charges, Michael was the dominant figure within what law enforcement described as a vicious black-supremacist cult. During the time of the conspiracy charges, in the early ‘90s, Michael and 15 other members of the Yahweh ben Yahweh cult were charged with conspiring in two murders, and even though his brother testified that Michael stabbed a man in the eye with a sharp stick, he was acquitted by a Florida jury.
In the years following, Michael has become somewhat of a controversial figure in South Florida as he has seen his share of criminal charges but slipped through the cracks with no conviction. He has also gained some attention for his rants on what he calls—”Demon-crats.”
According to a Washington Post query about “Michael the Black Man,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded in a Wednesday morning email stating the following, “You would have to contact the campaign.”
In an interview with WLS host John Howell on Wednesday, Michael told Howell that he was sixth in line for the Phoenix rally and he intentionally placed himself behind the president’s podium.”
“They have seen me a lot of times,” he told WLS hosts, John Howell and Ray Stevens, adding that he arrived at the arena “at like 8 o’clock that morning. So when I went in, I just walked up there.”
Michael’s political views are displayed throughout his website Gods2.com, which is mentioned earlier in this report, and plastered on his signs at Trump rallies. The website, in all of it conspiracy theories features more than a dozen personal videos related to an eviction and bankruptcy.
Sounding off in Miami New Times, when asked why he was voting for Trump. “Trump’s plan to cut taxes,”, “One reason is because Hillary’s last name is Rodham, and their family members are Rothchilds, who enslaved 13,000 slaves as collateral.” Later, he said, “I completely despise Hillary.”
By LeNora Millen 08-23-17