Ohio Democrat State Representative Bernadine Kennedy Kent has endorsed President Trump.
Kennedy also stated that her husband who is also a lifelong Democrat is supporting Trump, as well.
Today, another Black Democrat State Rep endorsed President @realDonaldTrump
“…Not only am I Black, I am a proud American & delighted to endorse President Trump for re-election. Furthermore, I am honored to share with people my intent to vote for…” @REPBKKENT #PlatinumPlan pic.twitter.com/QaQbI1DoKf
— PARIS (@PARISDENNARD) September 29, 2020
According to Fox News:
The endorsement comes after a history of feuding with Ohio Democrats, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer.
“Not only am I Black, I am a proud American and delighted to endorse President Trump for re-election,” Kennedy Kent, who represents Ohio’s 25th District, wrote in her endorsement posted to the president’s 2020 campaign website. “Furthermore, I am honored to share with people my intent to vote for him and spread the word on the value of his leadership and his dedication to the American people.”
She also said that despite her feelings toward the Democratic Party, her “values” align more with Trump’s than with “Joe Biden’s divisive rhetoric, promotion of mass incarceration, and disrespectful, insensitive ideologies that substantiates his infamous comment ‘…if you’re still deciding between me and Trump, then you ain’t Black…’ during an interview on a popular African American radio program earlier this year.”
“Under President Trump’s leadership, Black Americans have experienced record unemployment and the poverty rate among the Black community has fallen to its lowest level in U.S. history,” she wrote in the release. She praised Trump’s “willingness to listen to” Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., “and the concerns of invested citizens from diverse communities in economic distress.
Kent was voted out of the state’s House Democrat caucus in 2018 for sending a letter with the official letterhead of the Legislative Black Caucus without permission.
— Jeremy Pelzer (@jpelzer) September 29, 2020
She was also blocked from entering the room at the Ohio statehouse in May of 2019 and has not returned since.