Georgia Democrat Rep. Vernon Jones is a huge fan of President Trump.
During a recent interview on FOX News, Jones defended Trump’s record with the black community, saying he has been more committed to African-Americans than any president in the last 50 years.
Jones makes an excellent point. Before the pandemic hit, black unemployment had hit a historic low.
From FOX News:
Trump’s work for Black community ‘unparalleled to any other president’ of past 50 years: Dem lawmaker
President Trump’s commitment to the African-American community is “unparalleled to any other president, Democrat or Republican, in the past 50 years,” Georgia Democratic lawmaker Vernon Jones told “Special Report” Friday.
“Four years ago he [Trump] talked about what he wanted to do for the Black community and he brought about results,” Jones told host Bret Baier. “Opportunity zone districts, support of historically Black colleges, and prison reform with the First Step Act.”
“President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden did not have a plan for African-Americans,” Jones said later. “President Obama meant a lot to Black people but he didn’t do anything for Black people. And certainly Joe Biden followed suit. But this president is back again, laying out his future [plans] on how he is going to assist to lift the Black community out of dark conditions such as school choice.
The president’s so-called “Platinum Plan” calls for a nearly $500 billion increase in Black communities’ access to economic capital. It also designates the Ku Klux Klan and Antifa as terrorist organizations.
Here’s a video of Jones’s remarks:
Jones made a similar point on Twitter:
.@realDonaldTrump visited Atlanta today and drove a stake in the heart of the @DNC. He declared the KKK and ANTIFA both founded by Democrats as domestic terrorists groups. They both wear masks, burned black businesses, and attack Black people. @blm should be next on the list.
— Vernon Jones (@RepVernonJones) September 25, 2020
Democrats have taken black voters for granted for years.
That might finally change in November.