Peace-loving black Trump supporter shot dead hours after giving a ‘pro-Trump’ local TV interview

Apparently, his black life doesn't matter because he was a Trump supporter

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Bernell Trammell was a well-known figure in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

He was a Rastafarian street preacher who promoted peace and love. He was also a pro-Trump political advocate.

But his peaceful life was snatched from him by a hateful and violent gunman.

The 60-year-old Mr. Trammell was murdered on July 23rd, just hours after he gave a pro-Trump interview on local TV.

The shooter(s) killed Mr. Trammell in the very spot where he gave the interview.

You won’t be shocked to know that “Black Lives Matter” is completely silent on this murder.

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I guess his black life didn’t matter, right? Wrong “political party.”


Bernell Trammell, a well-known Black supporter of Donald Trump who was a community fixture known for his publishing company and long conversations on religion and politics, often delivered from street corners while holding pro Trump and other signs, was shot to death in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Trammell, 60, was gunned down on July 23 near the very spot where he gave a video interview a few hours before, explaining why he supported Trump. Milwaukee police are seeking what they described as “unknown suspects.” The motive is not clear, including whether or not the slaying was tied into Trammell’s political beliefs or Trump support. Some news outlets gave the victim’s name as Bernell Tremmell, but he goes by Trammell on social media.

Kevan Penvose wrote on Facebook that Trammell “was a man with whom I hardly ever agreed about anything he wrote on his signs, but also, as a Rasta street preacher, he was one of the people that make my neighborhood so uniquely wonderful. Around 12:30 this afternoon I heard gunshots nearby as I was working at my dining room table. Soon after, I was reading reports on social media of a shooting around the block, at the location of this one-of-a-kind storefront that I’ve walked by a million times… Peace and light, Ras Bernell.”

Johnny Schaeffer, 45, knew Trammell for almost his entire life because his mother once dated him, and they stayed in touch over the years. “I’m devastated,” he told Heavy in a phone interview.

“I think that he was definitely misjudged,” Schaeffer said. “He had his views, you know. People were sometimes surprised not only by his thoughts but how he said it. He was bold, a big, taller man, and when he talked, people listened.”

Police are investigating this as a possible “political hate crime.”

My heart breaks that this man was shot to death—it breaks even more that we live in a society where all of these people are pushing a movement that claims to care about “black lives” and it’s all just a huge political farce.

I really hope that this man didn’t die in vain and that people will start waking up (even more) to this fraudulent Marxist movement and reject everything about it.

If you really care about black lives, lets force Democrats to offer black communities school choice, trade schools, and family-unit classes and therapy. That will help black lives, not these violent protests and corporations promoting “BLM” for social justice warrior PR points.

I pray for Mr. Tammell’s soul. Yes, his life does matter—may he rest in peace.


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