MSNBC host Craig Melvin was excoriated on Wednesday when he asked Georgia Democrat Vernon Jones – a black man who has defied his party to come out in support of President Donald Trump – if he was being paid by the campaign to express his counter-narrative views.
“Are you a paid campaign surrogate?” Melvin asked. “Are you being compensated?”
Jones, taken aback by the question, responded in kind: “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. And see, that’s the problem, when an African American that’s an–”
“Sir, I did not raise your race,” Melvin said, as if Democrats have not based their entire political gameplan on calling out “racism” when nothing about race has been mentioned. “You’re not going to imply that I asked that question because you’re black.”
“You don’t ask Stacey Abrams if she’s getting paid from the Left,” Jones replied. “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.”
“I have asked the same question of Democrats who have come on,” Melvin claimed, quite dubiously.
“That’s representative of MSNBC and their narrative to keep blacks silent who happen to support this president,” Jones said. “Why can’t I be like white liberals or other whites? Nobody questions if they’re getting paid. Have you ever asked any host on your show if they’ve been paid by Joe Biden? I haven’t heard it.”
Melvin, who is black himself by the way, decided it was time to quickly end the interview.
“State representative Vernon Jones,” Melvin said. “Representative Jones, thank you.”
We second that gratitude, Rep. Jones. Thank you for being the rare black Democrat willing to state the obvious: That Trump has done more for black Americans than the Holy First Black President Barack Obama…by far. And thanks a second time for exposing this Democrat MSNBC shill and his “you ain’t black if you don’t vote for Joe Biden” mindset.
Call us when MSNBC asks Mitt Romney if he’s “getting paid” to spew his anti-Trump nonsense.