In a new Op-Ed for CNN, Georgia Democrat politician Vernon Jones explains why he now supports President Trump.
Jones appeared as a speaker at the RNC convention and has been a vocal supporter of the President.
Since taking office, President Trump continues to prioritize earning the support and trust of all Black Americans. He’s championed policies that positively affected our community.
President Trump secured critical funding to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. As a proud graduate of North Carolina Central University, I know how important of a springboard HBCUs are to young black men and women working hard to achieve their own American dreams.
President Trump also delivered historic commonsense criminal justice reform. The president signed the bipartisan FIRST STEP Act, helping to reverse the mass incarceration of Black and Brown people caused, in part, by policies like the 1994 Crime Bill, which at the time had broad bipartisan support. Let’s not forget who helped write that Clinton-era legislation — Joe Biden. For evidence that the bill contributed to mass incarceration — despite Biden maintaining that it did not — just take a look at how Joe Biden’s new vice presidential nominee California Sen. Kamala Harris described it last year. “That 1994 crime bill — it did contribute to mass incarceration in our country. It encouraged and was the first time that we had a federal-three strikes law. It funded the building of more prisons in the states.” Thankfully for Black Americans, President Trump continues to reverse the failed legacy of Joe Biden.
Jones assures readers at the end of the Op-Ed “I am not being paid anything for my support. President Trump has earned my support.”