He did not hold back at all.
Vernon Jones, a Democratic representative who is also pro-Trump, recently shut up MSNBC host Craig Melvin after Melvin thoughtlessly asked if Jones was receiving payment for supporting Trump.
Melvin asked, “Are you a paid campaign surrogate? Are you being compensated?“
Clearly annoyed, Jones responds saying, “Let me be clear. You get paid to shape a liberal narrative. You get paid to attack this president. 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.”
Jones continues saying, “And see, that’s the problem, when an African American that’s an [elected official]-” before Melvin interrupts saying, “Sir, I did not raise your race.”
Jones responded saying, “Let me finish now. Let me finish.” Melvin continues to interrupt saying, “No, no, wait. Whoa, whoa, whoa. You’re not going to imply that I asked that question because you’re black.”
However, Jones does finish his statement and says, “You don’t ask Stacey Abrams if she’s getting paid from the Left. So don’t ask me that. You only ask me that because I don’t fit your narrative. You know, this president has never offered me anything. I don’t want anything from this president. 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. And to insult me to say am I getting paid, that is disgraceful. That is horrible.”
In which @RepVernonJones demolishes MSNBC host for implying he’s a paid operative.
The mass red polling continues.
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) July 29, 2020
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