Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Endorses Donald Trump

June 15, 2024, 7:15 PM

Kwame Kilpatrick (Screenshot from Anton Daniels show)

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who was released early from federal prison by then-President Donald Trump, has formally endorsed Trump, the Detroit News reports.

The Trump campaign announced the endorsement on Saturday before Trump's appearance at the 180 Church on Detroit's west side.

The endorsement comes as no real surprise since Kilpatrick has expressed deep gratitude to Trump, who commuted his sentence to time served in January 2021. Kilpatrick served nearly eight of. a 28 year sentence for public corruption.

In March, Kilpatrick, 53,  attended a Trump rally in Saginaw County, which could have been perceived as a clear sign that he was considering a formal endorsement.

In an interview with Deadline Detroit in January 2022 on Livernois in Detroit, Kilpatrick expressed his appreciation for Trump for commuting his sentence:

"Who could ever not be thankful for him being in that position at that time and for him helping me."
Trump was also scheduled to speak this weekend at the Huntingon Place where other featured speakers include Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene and Trump confidant Steve Bannon. 


Read more:  Detroit News

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