*The following article contains discussion of suicide/self-harm.
TikToker David Herring—who posts under the moniker @davidunpacks—has gone viral after explaining why he will never support former President Donald Trump in a heartbreaking video.
Herring explained that he'd never "given Trump a chance" because Trump had taken advantage of "the little guy" by not paying people for the wok they did for him.
He used one of his own friends as an example, explaining how his friend's excitement over signing a business contract with Trump sent him down a path toward financial ruin, costing him milions of dollars and ultimately his life.
You can hear what he said in the video below.
"A buddy of mine that was a contractor up in New Jersey called me up one day and said, 'Hey man, I got this opportunity to do this business with Trump' ... and I said, 'Well, I get that you're gonna do it but it might be in your best interest to think that through because you know the honest truth is that dog bites."
He said his friend proceeded to take the gig after assuring him he would "write up a tough contract" to make sure that Trump couldn't take advantage of any loopholes, only for things to get a lot worse:
"He tells me later he's having a little bit of problems getting paid. Fast forward 3 1/2 years, he still hasn't been paid his $3.5 million.
"He's been worn down pretty awfully and Trump's attoney said they would pay $1.2 million. And that was it. He took the $1.2 million."
"The day that showed up in certified funds, he took the title to every truck he owned—he owned a pretty decent-sized company—he took a bill of sale for a bunch of other equipment... he went to another place and he sold all that and walked out with certified funds."
"He went to the bank. He deposited those funds into the bank. Then he gave a list of accounts and people and companies that he needed to cut checks to and they cut certified funds to all those individuals."
"He took those checks, he went down to the post office, he sent every one of them out by express mail and then he went home and he blew his brains out."
Herring went on to describe the experiences of more people he knows. These include a photographer who took Trump to court over a $120,000 unpaid bill and was still saddled with legal fees as well as a friend whose father's dry-cleaning business went under after Trump reneged on his bills there.
Both times, he said, they lost their "spirit" as they contended with their new financial reality.
"So when you ask me if I'm ever gonna give Donald Trump a fair shake? No, because he didn't give anybody else a fair shake."
"And you can tell that truth that I just told you, that's true pain that I'm talking about. You can tell that to people in the Trump cult and it's like they can't even hear you.
"I'm never going to understand this, ever."
Many concurred with Herring's assessment.
Trump faces 91 charges across four different indictments.
In addition to charging Trump for theft of classified documents in the spring, Special Counsel Jack Smith has charged him for the role he played on January 6, 2021, the day a mob of his supporters attacked the United States Capitol on the false premise the 2020 election had been stolen.
Trump has also been indicted in the state of New York for alleged campaign finance violations related to a hush money payment he made to adult film performer Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential cycle. Most recently, Trump was indicted by a Fulton County, Georgia grand jury on charges that he corruptly schemed to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia.
*If you or someone you know is struggling, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988.
To find help outside the United States, the International Association for Suicide Prevention has resources available at https://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/