Georgia State Representative Vernon Jones fired back hard after MSNBC host Craig Melvin suggested he might be getting paid to support President Donald Trump.
Mr. Jones, a Democrat and member of the Black Voices for Trump Advisory Board, was questioned about his backing of the president.
“Are you a paid campaign surrogate? Are you being compensated?” asked Melvin.
Because it’s impossible to be a Democrat or even more-so, black, and support this president without some ulterior motive. At least that’s how MSNBC seems to see it.
July 29: After Democrat @RepVernonJones used FACTS to explain why Black Americans aredoing better under President Trump, Craig Melvin asked:
“Are you being compensated [by the Trump campaign]?”
Vernon Jones fired back: “You only ask me that because I don’t fit your narrative.” pic.twitter.com/9UaNLHeVme
— Abigail Marone (@abigailmarone) July 29, 2020
Clearly taking offense to the suggestion that he was being paid to support President Trump, Jones didn’t hold back in his response.
“Let me be clear. You get paid to shape a liberal narrative. You get paid to attack this president,” Jones fired back. “I don’t get a dime for this president. I don’t get a dime from the campaign. Everything I’ve done has been me and based on my principles.”
Principles are not something members of the mainstream media are particularly well-versed in.
Melvin insisted he hadn’t asked the question because Jones happens to be black, but the Georgia lawmaker wasn’t buying it.
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“You only ask me that because I don’t fit your narrative… It’s what I can do for my country and you need to accept that many other African Americans and others support this president because of his policies,” Jones seethed. “And to insult me to say am I getting paid, that is disgraceful.”
I went on MSNBC and they accused me of being a sell-out.
— Vernon Jones (@RepVernonJones) July 30, 2020
In what we would consider the best retort to Melvin’s accusation, Jones accuses the MSNBC host of getting paid himself.
“Why can’t I be like White liberals or other Whites, nobody questions if they’re getting paid, so do you ask Democrats are they getting paid?” he charged. “Are you getting paid by Joe Biden?”
Well, we all know MSNBC doesn’t need to get paid in order to serve as an outlet for Biden and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). That’s their entire modus operandi.
— Vernon Jones (@RepVernonJones) July 28, 2020
Jones met with President Trump in the Oval Office earlier this week and emerged “happy and proud” knowing that his administration is working “extremely hard to make sure America is going to be healthy again.”
Joe Biden, by contrast, isn’t going to make things better, according to the Democrat.
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“Joe Biden can’t do anything in the basement. We need a man that can get the job done, that has a proven record,” he told viewers. “And President Trump can get the job done.”
This piece originally appeared in ThePoliticalInsider.com and is used by permission.
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