Michigan Republican Governor Rick Snyder has been called a “conservative Republican” by a Trump supporter who has called the governor a “liberal Democrat.”
Trump has frequently criticized Snyder for his handling of the Flint water crisis.
The Michigan Republican said he believes that Snyder is an “Obama puppet.”
The man, who is identified only as Tom, posted a Facebook post Tuesday night, which reads: “The people in my community are sick of the political correctness bullshit.
I’ve been hearing all of the negative crap about Rick Snyder all week and I’ve heard it from a number of people.
It’s so offensive to me and my family and I don’t want to hear it from anyone.”
“The person you want to talk to about this is your Governor Rick.
If you really want to get your message out there, you can reach him on Facebook.
I have been to Lansing numerous times and he’s always been a nice guy, always had a good time and always treated everybody with respect,” Tom added.
“I’ve never once had a problem with him, ever.”
He also noted that Snyder has not taken action against Flint residents.
“When I saw the news about Rick and Flint I had to call the governor to let him know how upset I was and that I wasn’t going to sit idly by and allow this to happen.
The governor’s response was, ‘You’re right, I can’t handle it.’
That was the message,” Tom told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
“He’s done nothing to help people in Flint and I think it’s ridiculous that the people in Lansing are trying to take away my right to express my opinion and to speak up about the problem.”
The comments prompted an online backlash on social media and a Facebook page called the “Rick Snyder for President” group has already attracted more than 2,000 members.
“The governor has been a leader in Michigan, he has made a difference in the lives of Flint and this is just a symptom of the problems in the state of Michigan,” the Facebook page reads.
“Please share this post and let us all know that you’re with Rick Snyder for president and you’re not going to let this go unanswered.”
Tom told Fox News that the Facebook post was posted because he believed Snyder is a Democrat.
“It’s not that I think the governor is a progressive Democrat, it’s just that I don�t think he’s progressive enough.
He is just one of the two Democratic governors in the entire United States,” Tom said.
“That’s the difference between me and the other one.”