President Trump just got a big endorsement from a powerful Democratic official in Georgia.
State Rep. Vernon Jones officially announced that he would endorse President Donald Trump, over his own party’s likely nominee, Joe Biden.
“It’s very simple to me. President Trump’s handling of the economy, his support for historically black colleges and his criminal justice initiatives drew me to endorse his campaign,” said Jones, who is African-American.
“There are a lot of African Americans who clearly see and appreciate he’s doing something that’s never been done before,” he added. “When you look at the unemployment rates among black Americans before the pandemic, they were at historic lows. That’s just a fact.”
Despite the endorsement, Jones said he has no intention of becoming a Republican: for now, he’ll stay in the Democratic Party.
That is, if the Democrats will have him. After Jones’s controversial endorsement, Georgia’s Democratic House Minority Leader Bob Trammell announced he would send a check to Jones’s primary opponent.
Georgia’s primary election will be held in June.