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Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones on why he's voting for Donald Trump

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hello america

my name is vernon jones and i'm a state

representative

from the great state of georgia as you

can see

i'm a man of color and i'm a lifelong

democrat too

you may be wondering why is a lifelong

democrat speaking

at the republican national convention

and that's a fair question

and here's your answer the democratic

party does not want black people

to leave their mental plantation 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 and i'm part of a large and

growing segment

of the black community who are

independent thinkers

and we believe that donald trump is the

president

that america needs to lead us forward

this is no time for sleeping in the

basement joe biden has had

47 years to produce results

but he's been all talk and no action

just like so many of the democrats

who've been making promises

to the black voters for decades we've

been their captive audience

when president trump sought to earn the

black vote

the democratic party leaders went crazy

nancy pelosi and chuck schumer literally

started wearing kente cloths around

the us capitol as if

pandering were enough to keep us

satisfied

let me tell you why i'm supporting our

president

i grew up in the south in laurel hill

north carolina

scotland county the green pond community

to be exact

my parents robin and roofer jones built

with their own hands

a four-room cinderblock home with no

indoor plumbing

they had very limited education but they

instilled in us

a strong work ethic that drove me from

those tobacco fields of north carolina

to those hallowed halls of the georgia

general assembly

my parents taught me if i believed in

god

worked hard and treated every person

fairly

there was no limit to what we could

achieve

i attended north carolina central

university

an historical black college for

generations

hbcus have been the incubators that

develop black scholars

in math and science and religion

engineering

and politics they have been important

springboards

for the black success but democrats

haven't treated them that way

when president trump took office he

changed everything

he delivered historic funding to hbcus

and he guaranteed it for 10 years

something has never happened

in the history of this country that gave

our hbcus stability

the chance to grow and produce the next

generation

of black leaders that's right donald

trump did that

he's also supported school choice to

ensure that no

child no matter their race or zip code

is left behind every child should have

access to a quality education

but education is just the beginning the

president also built the most

inclusive economy ever with record low

unemployment

for african americans and record high

participation

in the workforce he put opportunity

zones

in the trump tax bill that would drive

investment

into our communities for decades to come

he put the interest of american workers

and especially

black workers first that's right

donald trump did that

he delivered historic criminal justice

reform

he ended once and for all the policy of

incarceration

of black people which has decimated our

communities

caused by no other than joe biden

democrats wouldn't do it obama

didn't want to do it and joe biden and

kamala harris definitely wouldn't do it

but donald trump did it he's also

working

every day to make our community safer as

a former

executive of dekalb county georgia

i directed one of the largest public

safety departments in the southeast

i seen tragic shootings on both sides

officers killing citizens and citizens

killing

officers in the line of duty

police officers are fellow citizens they

live in our country

they have families too they live in our

communities

unfortunately democrats have turned

their backs

on our brave police officers they call

it defunding

and it's a danger to our cities our

neighborhoods

and our children isn't it ironic

that democrat politicians have personal

security

to protect them so why don't they forego

their security and replace them with

social workers

especially since that's what they want

for you and me

our police need more funding not less

for frequent psychological examinations

for non-lethal remote

restraint technology and for more

de-escalation

and use of force training these are the

common sense solutions

that president trump supports true

sincere police reform that's right

donald trump did that too education

jobs safety security

on issue after issue and in just

a single term he destroyed these

negative forces that have victimized

the black community for decades

he gave us the opportunity to rise

now you know when i made the public

announcement of my support for president

trump

all hell broke loose i was threatened

called an embarrassment and asked to

resign

by my own party unfortunately

that's consistent with the democratic

party

and how they view independent thinking

black men and women but i'm here to tell

you

that black voices are becoming more woke

and louder than ever

the democratic party has become infected

with a pandemic of intolerance

bigotry socialism anti-law enforcement

bias

and a dangerous tolerance for people who

attack

others destroy their property and

terrorize our own

communities that's what this election is

all about

and that's why right now more than ever

more than ever before america needs

donald trump in the oval office for

another four years

god bless you and vote donald j trump

thank you

you