Charles Evers, brother of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers, has endorsed Donald Trump for president.
Evers cited the catfish economy in Mississippi as his main reason for supporting Trump.
“I believe in him first of all because he’s a businessman. I think jobs are badly needed in Mississippi,” Evers said, according to Clarion-Ledger.
Medgar Evers was killed in June of 1963 in front of his Jackson, Miss. home. As a field worker for the NAACP, Evers traveled around his home state encouraging African-Americans to get registered to vote.
Charles Evers, also an activist, is aware that black students were kicked out of a Trump rally for no reason, but defends Trump, saying, “I haven’t seen any proof of him being a racist.”
He explained that “all of us have some racism in us. Even me.”
When asked about Trump’s anti-immigrant positions, Evers explained that the United States is not obligated to be a home for illegal immigrants.
Evers added that he respects Trump’s business knowledge and faith in God. Evers plans to attend a Madison rally in hopes of convincing Trump to open a catfish plant in Mississippi.
“Our catfish is shipped to China and brought back for us to buy. Put a catfish farm here,” Evers said.