Man in Viral Video Crying Over Low Black Unemployment in Video Gets Threats for Supporting Trump

July 8, 2018 Last Updated: July 8, 2018

A man who uploaded a viral video of himself crying about the state of the economy under President Donald Trump said that he’s since received threats.

Henry Davis, of St. Louis, uploaded a video on Twitter last week, saying, “I’m just so proud, I’m just proud to be an American. I’m just crying because I’m just—I’m like it’s a good time to be alive. And to be able to witness what’s really going on. And we got a chance—I’m just talking about from a black perspective. If you really want to work and get up off your [expletive] and do something, you can do it.”

He was reportedly invited to the White House by Dr. Darrell Scott, a member of President Trump’s transition team, but it might not come to fruition in light of recent events. According to Davis’s Twitter, on Thursday, he said he was threatened “by FOOLS showing up in front of my house and shooting assault weapons SCREAMING [expletive] Donald Trump.”

“This triggered my son’s SEISURE. I’m not sure if I will be going to the [White House]. My FAMILY is FIRST! N DAT ORDER!” he tweeted. Later, he tweeted that he talked to the chief of the St. Louis Police Department.

When he was asked about contacting the police, he responded: “Cops? Again…I can’t talk to the police because now im labeled as a SNITCH. Besides..where I live…gunfire is like door bells. You hear them every day!” He continued: “Police [came] but I didn’t call. And I didn’t talk to them! Remember… snitches get stiches.”

The gunfire, Davis said, “is normal behavior in my neighborhood.” He added: “Only difference is they shouted [expletive] Donald Trump!’ Police came but I didn’t call them.”

In the viral video last week, he noted that unlike former President Barack Obama, Trump has been able to provide a jolt to the U.S. economy.

“And again, Barack Obama, I respected the office. I respected the fact that he was the president, but ain’t nobody like Trump, man,” he said. “If you want to work, [there’s] jobs out here.”

His video comes amid an extremely strong June jobs report, saying that American growth increased more than expected.

Nonfarm payrolls rose by 213,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said on Friday. Data for April and May was revised to show 37,000 more jobs created than previously reported. The economy needs to create roughly 120,000 jobs per month to keep up with growth in the working-age population, Reuters reported.

The unemployment rate rose to 4 percent in June after an 18-year low of 3.8 percent unemployment in May, mainly due to the number of women entering the jobs market as options for work increase.

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