Beloved Black Activist, Trump Supporter, Shot Dead in Milwaukee

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Beloved black activist and Trump supporter Bernell Trammell was shot and killed Thursday afternoon in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that 60-year-old Trammell was shot dead about 12:30 p.m. in front of the building that housed his shop on East Wright Street. Inside the shop were signs in support of Black Lives Matter and the reelection of President Trump.

The New York Post reported that Trammell “was known for carrying handmade signs through the streets reading ‘Vote Donald Trump 2020.’”

Local writer Adebisi Agoro said, “He had a lot of different views, but it was his last view that made people be outrageous with him.”

Agoro claimed Trammell’s Trump support angered some to such a degree that someone regularly followed him around to counter the support for Trump.

Trammell ran eXpressions Journal for years, and that included posting videos to a YouTube channel for a time. The videos often centered on calls to repentance:

The Journal Sentinel reported that police had no suspects in the shooting as of Sunday morning.

Republican Party of Wisconsin chair Andrew Hitt is calling for a federal investigation into Trammell’s death. Hitt said, “No American should fear for their personal safety because of where they live or their political affiliation.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him at You can sign up to get Down Range at


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