Michael Symonette is the Bible-quoting, conspiracy-obsessed Black man who is often prominently behind Donald Trump at public rallies. While there he holds up a sign that says “Blacks for Trump.”

President Donald Trump gestures to the crowd while speaking at a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Symonette, who also goes by the monikers “Michael the Black Man” and “Maurice Symonette,” runs the website www.Gods2.com, which promotes multiple conspiracy theories, such as Republicans who are opposed to Donald Trump are secretly Cherokees and Mormons and that Cherokees “are the real KKK Slave Masters, not White Gentiles.”

Symonette was directly behind Donald Trump at his rally on Aug. 22 in Phoenix, Ariz. He told radio station WLS-AM 890 [http://www.wlsam.com/2017/08/23/trump-supporter-claims-isis-plot-to-kill-white-black-women-says-hillary-clinton-ms-13-also-involved/] after the event: “Bill Clinton, he’s a Cherokee Indian, you probably already know that. Even John McCain himself is a full-blooded Cherokee Indian. The men that are blocking President Trump that are in the Republican and Democrat Senate and Congress are all Cherokees and they’re in unity.”  

Last October, Trump singled out Symonette at rally in Florida. “Look at those signs behind me,” Trump said. “Blacks for Trump. I like those signs.”

According to the Miami New Times, Symonette is also a former member of the Nation of Yahweh cult, a Black supremacist new religious movement founded by Yahweh ben Yahweh, the adopted name of Hulon Mitchell Jr., who was charged, along with Symonette, with committing two murders in the 1990s in Florida. Symonette was acquitted while Mitchell was given a 20-year sentence, according to the Miami New Times.  Mitchell died of prostate cancer in 2007 following his 2001 release from prison.

Symonette told the Miami New Times why he was supporting Trump. “One reason is because Hillary’s last name is Rodham, and their family members are Rothchilds, who enslaved 13,000 slaves as collateral,” he said. “She’s also on camera kissing the head of the Ku Klux Klan and saying, ‘That’s my mentor.’ That’s all on my website.”