— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) October 24, 2020
During a segment with CNN host Jake Tapper on Friday, Jones was asked about Trump’s claim that he’s “done more for the black community than any other president.”
Jones argued that on certain policies, Trump has delivered.
“Donald Trump—and I get beat up by liberals every time I say this, but I’m gonna keep saying it—he has done good stuff for the black community,” Jones said.
“Opportunity zone stuff, black college stuff. I worked with him on criminal justice stuff,” Jones continued. “I saw Donald Trump have African American people, formerly incarcerated, in the White House—embraced them, treated them well. There’s a side to Donald Trump that I think he does not get enough credit for.”
Liberals immediately attacked Jones for “selling out.”
Van Jones is a SELL OUT, yeah I said it.
— Brandy Harper Hoppe (@harperhoppeb) October 24, 2020
Jeeesus why is Van Jones still talking about anything? What an embarrassment. @VanJones68
— Evan (@daviddunn177) October 24, 2020
What has Van Jones done for any community?
— Dave Anderson (@FeltsBrook) October 24, 2020
Jones previously praised Trump’s efforts on criminal-justice reform following the historic passage of the bipartisan bill in December 2018.
He also warned earlier this summer that Trump’s record on criminal justice reform and his economic policies would be “effective” among black voters.
“What [Trump] is saying to African Americans can be effective,” Jones argued.