Satirical Presidential candidate, Tootsie Warhol, has released a new video, detailing his Black Lives Matter platform that would make the use of choke-holds by police departments illegal.
Warhol, who officially filed paperwork for his candidacy, is using performance art and impersonation to show how unqualified and unfit President Trump is for the Oval Office. The former lawyer and Brooklyn prosecutor is running as the “Anti-Trump” candidate – mimicking Trump with a similar orange tan, golden hair and Queens accent.
In his latest video, Warhol chastises Mayor Bill DeBlasio and the Staten Island District Attorney for failing to prosecute the police officer who choked and killed Eric Garner. Warhol says the NYPD officer who killed Garner shouldn’t have been allowed to hold his job for five years.
“Imagine you work at a casino and accidentally choke to death one of the people at the casino, you should be fired the next day – not five years later,” Warhol says in his video. “We have the Staten Island District Attorney, never charged him with a crime, not once, not even negligence. And we still to this day, July 2020, have local District Attorneys pretending to prosecute police officers who are charged in their neighborhood.”
Tootsie Warhol Met President-elect Trump During Inauguration Week to Discuss Voter Suppression
Warhol worked as an Assistant District Attorney in the Brooklyn Domestic Violence Bureau before he became a full-time political activist. His desire to use performance art to defeat Trump took place after he met President-elect Trump inside Trump Tower.
During the week leading up to the 2017 Presidential inauguration, President-elect Trump met with Warhol, Martin Luther King III and other civil rights leaders to discuss voter suppression.
Several media outlets covered that meeting with the New York Times featuring a front page photo of Warhol and Trump shaking hands. Warhol says it was that fateful meeting that motivated him to become a political activist against everything that Trump stands for.
- Warhol says he wants his satirical – yet official – Presidential campaign to highlight policies and promote people who have real first-hand experiences with political issues. He details more of his race relations platform on his website. They include:
- Appoint Whoopi Goldberg as Secretary of the Black Lives Matter Movement
- Create a law that requires a federal prosecutor to investigate all police brutality cases to the fullest extent
- Make all police disciplinary records public
- Ban anyone from using chokeholds and police restraint hoods or masks
- Ban the display and manufacture of all confederate flags
Voters can follow Warhol\’s Presidential campaign on his Instagram, TikTokand YouTube accounts and sign up for email updates on his website.
About Tootsie Warhol
Warhol is an activist and artist born and raised in New York. Warhol advocates for establishing justice for minorities who are currently being oppressed, developing a safer response to the coronavirus, reinstating the jobs lost due to Trump’s delayed virus response, and tearing down the border wall between the United States and Mexico.
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