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'Blacks for Trump' Crowd Member at Phoenix Rally ID'd as Ex-Cult Member Charged With Murder Conspiracy

"His brother told jurors [he] helped beat one man and jammed a stick into another guy’s eye."

Michael Symonette, owner of "Blacks for Trump 2020" site and ex Yahweh ben Yahweh cult (image via Twitter / Raw Story).

One crowd member spotted at President Donald Trump’s Phoenix rally lends credence to the concept that The Donald inspires a “cult of personality.”

According to TMZ, the man holding the “Blacks for Trump 2020” sign at the president’s rally in Phoenix last night is an ex-cult member who, in 1990, was charged with conspiring to commit murder in the Florida Everglades.

The man’s been identified as Michael Symonette, a former member of the Yahweh ben Yahweh cult, and was charged, along with 10 of his fellow cult members, with conspiring to kill two people.

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He was charged: “his brother told jurors Michael helped beat one man and jammed a stick into another guy’s eye,” TMZ notes.

The report also states that Symonette runs the “BlacksforTrump2020.com” website, which features posts with race-baiting titles such as “ISIS & HILLARY RACE WAR PLOT TO KILL ALL BLACK & WHITE WOMEN OF AMERICA.

 

Noor Al-Sibai is a writer and editor for Raw Story, whose work has appeared in Bustle, Everyday Feminism, and Rewire.