Georgia Dem State Lawmaker Responds to Question About If He Is Paid to Support Trump

Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones (D) is responding to the question about if he gets paid to support President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign.

Jones wrote an op-ed published by Fox News after his intense exchange with MSNBC’s Craig Melvin this week. During their exchange, Melvin asked Jones if he was a” paid campaign surrogate” or if he was “being compensated.”

The Democratic state lawmaker criticized Melvin, accusing him of being paid to “shape a liberal narrative,” as he raised questions about the reason behind the line of questioning.

According to Jones, he would not be questioned about supporting Trump if he were not Black.

“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. See, that’s the problem. When an African American.”

Melvin interjected saying, “Sir, I did not raise your race.” He later added, “No, no, wait. Whoa, whoa, whoa. You’re not going to imply that I asked that question because you’re Black.”

See their exchange below:

In his op-ed, a day after his interview with Melvin, Jones criticized the network and accused them of painting a narrative that suggests Trump’s only supporters are “financially motivated hucksters putting on a minstrel act for some imaginary cigar-chomping conservative White man.”

He wrote:

“The network did it in order to perpetuate a myth that makes its predominantly-White, liberal audience members feel good about themselves. The myth is that the only African-Americans in the country who support the president are financially motivated hucksters putting on a minstrel act for some imaginary cigar-chomping conservative White man.

Despite Mr. Melvin’s protestations, I cannot recall a single instance of the network asking a question like that of any one the deep roster of Black faces it has on to defend every embarrassing gaffe and racially insensitive remark that comes out of Joe Biden’s mouth.”

During his interview with Melvin, Jones also noted why he supports Trump as he argued that people need to accept that Black Americans can separate Trump as a person from the policies he stands for.

“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 said, adding, “And to insult me to say am I getting paid, that is disgraceful… and that’s representative of MSNBC and their narrative to keep Blacks silent who happen to support this president.”


  1. “He has done more real, actual good things for the real actual people of America than I can even count” Glenn

    Given enough dartcthrows, even a blind person can get a bullseye by chance.

    Has King Donald The Loser done some good things? Yes, he has.

    Has the number and quality of his “good things” outweighed the idiotic / stupid, dangerous, hurtful and even illegal “bad things”? Simply, no.

  2. Yeah. “Cult-45”.
    Trump is the first honest politician this country has seen in awhile. He has done more real, actual good things for the real actual people of America than I can even count, offhand. I know they try to shelter you guys from the “other news” of actual accomplishments Trump has achieved, but let’s just say the Dem House of Representatives have voted WITH him more than you obviously think.
    He’s the kind of “racist” that dated a black woman for two years, that paid the rent for a black lady whose plight caught his eye (2-4 years worth), that won an award from Jesse Jackson and Operation PUSH, and was considered by many Republicans to be something of a NY liberal in the primaries.
    But, don’t worry your head about stuff like that.
    Because every true cultist knows that only the divine truth is whatever they think it is.
    Can’t even begin to list here the number of things Trump has done for ordinary working Americans. Actually, really DONE. Not promised to do, like the Dems always will do to you.
    BTW do they let you true cultists know that Adam Schiff , and numerous members of the House Intelligence Committee had a FACTUAL assessment from the US intelligence agencies that they had NO EVIDENCE of Trump campaign conspiring with Russia. In 2016.
    And Mueller PROVED that correct, 2 years later. So, who are the cultists being led down the garden path????
    TONS of evidence PROVES the Russians did NOT throw the election for Trump.
    TONS of evidence PROVES Hillary bought the DNC to “throw Bernie under the bus”.
    Open your eyes and see what there is to really see.
    Just saying.

  3. Why does anyone take cnn aka crap news network and the equally biased and appalling msnbc morons spewing nonsensical biased crap serious. They are both propaganda machines. They have an agenda, they do not report the news, they have their views and leanings and shove it down the throats of their viewers. They are both 24/7 ,anti-Trump ” news” outlets. They also want to create more racial strife, and anti-police sentiment. They are hands down the worst excuses for journalism going. They are propaganda machines and recieves monies from well connected and wealthy democraps and liberals, wow that sure is moral, right. People , well dems, atheists, libs and the like complain about Fox , yet they always bring on two opposing voices on various topics, the other two just fart out non stop anti trump, anti police, anti Christian garbage. They are so negative, but negativity begets negativity, I hope the horrible “newscasters” , “reporters” and “journalists” will enjoy that karma when it visits them and knocks them off their high pedestals that they have erroneously put themselves upon.

  4. “I guess they are followers and not leaders with clear thinking. Intellectually they are smart but being led by the wrong people.” ray

    One could say exactly the same thing about Cult-45. Take I Ching, for example. I am sure that he is “intellectually smart”, but one has to be an idiot to not see the destruction left behind politically by King Donald The Loser. He may also see the destruction and revel in it anyway, for all I can tell. Nihilists are like that.

    Cult-45, in general, are followers, by their very nature of being part of a cult, so don’t expect a lot of intellectual thinking coming from about one third of Americans.

  5. Screwtape: I like how you handle yourself. My brother does what you do and gets pleasure from it. He says that I’m too soft for not doing the same.

  6. Sometimes I don’t get it. I have two friends who are decidedly against Trump. Trump can do nothing good. When I ask them why, they say because he is racist and everything he does is bad. If I press for more information about what he has done or said to be bad and considered racist, they just go off the handle, not with information, just diatribes against Trump. I guess they are followers and not leaders with clear thinking. Intellectually they are smart but being led by the wrong people. Good for Vernon Jones, a person that thinks for himself and doesn’t take insults like some others would.

  7. funny anecdote: I so often get mailings and approached by Dimocratic activists who assume that I, a POC, am “one of them”.

    I take sadistic joy in toying with them and destroying their racist delusions. Simple minds, simple solutions.

  8. This, from someone who is paid to support the people trying to overthrow our nation.

  9. As a disabled, Hispanic lesbian I’ve been looked at as if I’d grown a THIRD head whenever I profess support for some of DJT’s policies.

  10. …and yet Melvin is compensated by MSNBC to denigrate the FREE choices of another black man.

    Race traitor.

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