Mary Milton, a lifelong Democrat, grandmother, and woman of faith, says she experienced a fair share of criticism for her outspoken support for President-elect Donald Trump’s candidacy.
“It’s been African American people, it’s been white people, it’s been Hispanic people,” Milton said, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.
The 60-something-year-old said she voted for President Obama in 2008 and in 2012, but now believes black people have been “let down” during his time in office.
“When we voted for Obama we pulled together, and he made a promise to all the people,” she said.
“The people he let down was the African American people.”
Milton said the black voters have been “thrown under the bus” by the Democratic Party — which is why she overcame her fear of reprisal for showing public support for Trump.
“We were afraid to tell people who our vote was really going for, but I know for a fact a lot of the African American votes went for Trump,” Milton said.