Van Jones Warns Democrats: Trump Is Helping African-Americans ‘In Real Life’

Van Jones Warns Democrats: Trump Is Helping African-Americans ‘In Real Life’

Van Jones Warns Democrats: Trump Is Helping African-Americans ‘In Real Life’

CNN contributor Van Jones warned fellow panelists, and Democrats in general, on Tuesday evening that President Donald Trump was helping African-Americans “in real life” and reaching out to them for their vote in 2020.

Jones was reacting to the president’s State of the Union address, in which the president mentioned several efforts to help African-Americans specifically:

What he was saying to African-Americans can be effective. You may not like it, but he mentioned HBCUs [historically black colleges and universities] — our black colleges have been struggling for a long time, a bunch of them have gone under — he threw a lifeline to them, in real life, in his budget. He talked about that. He talked about the criminal justice reform. He talked about opportunity zones. He talked about school choice.

The party failed to report results after Monday’s crucial, first-in-the-nation contest, and has still not fully reported results as of Wednesday morning.

Jones added that the State of the Union address came against the backdrop of Democrats’ mishap in the Iowa caucuses the day before.

Jones tweeted video of his comments to the CNN panel, adding: “WAKE UP, folks. The #IowaCaucus was a debacle, followed by a strong #SOTU speech laying out Trump’s strategy to win – which includes going for Black voters. This was a warning shot from the Trump campaign to liberals, and we need to take this VERY seriously in order to win.”

WAKE UP, folks. The #IowaCaucus was a debacle, followed by a strong #SOTU speech laying out Trump’s strategy to win – which includes going for Black voters. This was a warning shot from the Trump campaign to liberals, and we need to take this VERY seriously in order to win. @CNN pic.twitter.com/bgBFms9jtN

— Van Jones (@VanJones68) February 5, 2020

Jones has clashed with Trump before, though he has supported the administration’s efforts at passing criminal justice reform through the First Step Act.

President Trump honored African-American heroes several times during his speech, notably Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee and Army Veteran Tony Rankins. He also awarded an Opportunity Scholarship to fourth grader Janiyah Davis.

While Jones theorized that Trump was attempting to divide African-Americans and Latinos by focusing on border enforcement and stopping illegal immigration, there is no evidence that the president is doing so.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He earned an A.B. in Social Studies and Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard College, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is also the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

Read More

Share:

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

More News

Doug Collins: Swamp Couldn’t Stop Trump, Schiff Can’t Spell ‘Truth’

Doug Collins: Swamp Couldn’t Stop Trump, Schiff Can’t Spell ‘Truth’

The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, speaking at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Thursday, noted that the “swamp” failed to stop U.S. President Donald Trump’s supporters from electing him to office nor efforts to remove him. Referring to the FBI lying to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) wiretap on… … Read More

Expert: Trump Can End H-4 Visas, OPT Program to Shore Up U.S. Jobs

Expert: Trump Can End H-4 Visas, OPT Program to Shore Up U.S. Jobs

President Trump can shore up jobs for American professionals and graduates by ending the H-4 visa program and the Optional Practical Training (OPT) that gives away thousands of U.S. jobs to foreign nationals every year, an immigration expert says. In an exclusive SiriusXM Patriot Breitbart News Daily interview at CPAC, NumbersUSA’s Chris Chmielenski said there is still… … Read More

Amy Klobuchar Decides to Address AIPAC Conference –

Amy Klobuchar Decides to Address AIPAC Conference –

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) has decided to address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, DC, next week — several days after it was reported that she would not attend. On Wednesday, the Times of Israel reported that neither Klobuchar nor South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg would be attending AIPAC.… … Read More

CBS’ ‘The Amazing Race’ Shuts Down Production Due to Coronavirus

CBS’ ‘The Amazing Race’ Shuts Down Production Due to Coronavirus

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The globe-trotting reality series “The Amazing Race” is taking a breather as a precaution due to the virus outbreak affecting several countries. CBS said in a statement Friday that it had temporarily suspended production and was sending contestants and crew members home as a precautionary measure. Filming on the show’s 33rd… … Read More

FOLLOW

© Copyright 2020 | American Priority | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy