Former Obama adviser and political commentator Van Jones told a CNN panel Monday evening that there is no denying what President Trump has done for the black community. Jones specifically pointed to the Trump administration's successes on criminal justice reform and restoring funding to historically black colleges and universities.
“Everybody here..should applaud the fact that the Trump administration has helped the black colleges, criminal justice reform. There is stuff here that should be applauded,” he said.
“On issue after issue, and in just a single term, he destroyed these negative forces that have victimized the black community for decades,” Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones (D) said. “He gave us the opportunity to rise.”
"Everybody here..should applaud the fact that the Trump administration has helped the Black colleges, criminal justice reform. There is stuff here that should be applauded." - Fmr. Obama-Biden administration official Van Jones. pic.twitter.com/aQRKX1iKq0— Francis Brennan (@FrancisBrennan) August 25, 2020
Vernon Jones: Dems ‘Infected‘ with Intolerance, Socialism, Anti-Police Bias https://t.co/9nCC9wbibm— Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) August 25, 2020
"The Democratic Party does not want Black people to leave their mental plantation," said Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones, a Democrat. "We've been forced to be there for decades and generations. But I have news for Joe Biden: We are free. We are free people with free minds." pic.twitter.com/HxD7wFV0CH— CNN (@CNN) August 25, 2020
Tim Scott defends the American Dream, says his family ‘went from Cotton to Congress in one lifetime’ | Just The News https://t.co/FxcFWFLZwU— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) August 25, 2020
Sen. Tim Scott touts the Trump administration’s opportunity zones program: “This initiative that the president and I worked on is now bringing more than $75 billion of private sector investments into distressed communities.” https://t.co/hzdjldT92h #RNC2020 pic.twitter.com/OX8lJz30mL— ABC News (@ABC) August 25, 2020
One of my fav Walker lines got least attention (made me lol): "Some people don't like [Trump's] style, the way he knocks down obstacles that get in the way of his goals. People on the opposing team didn't like it when I ran over them, either." https://t.co/Id3SaLFB4W— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) August 25, 2020
Herschel Walker is a 37-year friend of President Trump.— Trump War Room - Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) August 25, 2020
“It hurts my soul to hear the terrible names that people call Donald. The worst one is ‘racist.’ I take it as a personal insult that people would think I’d have a 37-year friendship with a racist." @HerschelWalker pic.twitter.com/ALOYL1HqJt