Earlier this year, Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones, a life-long Democrat who is black, publicly announced that he was supporting President Trump for reelection, at great political cost to himself.
The pledge earned him a speaking slot at the Republican National Convention – and then harassment on the street by punks and thugs who probably took a paycheck from some group linked to George Soros.
But the president’s message of law and order and equal opportunity for all Americans despite what the garbage media says has ‘turned’ another black Democrat: Ohio state Rep. Bernadine Kennedy Kent, who said she was following Jones to hop on the Trump Train.
“From my perspective as a lawmaker who was elected for the first time in 2016, following a lifetime as an educator and child advocate, I have admired President Trump’s dedication to law and order and his respect for our Constitution. His strong leadership and willingness to fight for educational and economic empowerment for minorities has brought unprecedented hope to the American people,” she said.
“President Trump has provided a record number of black Americans with a real shot at the American dream. Under President Trump’s leadership, Black Americans have experienced record-low unemployment and the poverty rate among the black community has fallen to its lowest level in U.S. history,” she continued.
“A large part of this success is due to President Trump’s willingness to listen to the ideas of Senator Tim Scott and the concerns of invested citizens from diverse communities in economic distress. This effort produced a groundbreaking solution called ‘Opportunity Zones,’ a way to create jobs and spur investment in disadvantaged communities,” she added.
“We all recognize that gainful employment and economic development is the best deterrent against violence and social unrest, so I want to thank President Trump for his commitment to ensuring the success of the black community in every way,” Kent continued.
She then noted the president’s increased support for historically black colleges and universities.
“Most students at these historically black colleges are low-income, first-generation students. President Trump’s historic action, permanently providing HBCUs with more than $250 million a year has ensured the legacy of these colleges and universities that are near and dear to my heart, as well as the futures of their graduates for generations to come,” she said.
Kent thanked her husband, who was also a lifelong Democrat, for supporting her, explaining that his heart changed, too, after an incident in May of 2019 involving her and some of her colleagues.
“That changed, however, following the muddied mistreatment and unlawful action taken against me by the Ohio Democratic Caucus following a dispute over my advocacy for two child victims of physical and sexual abuse,” she said.
“Following my traumatic experience on May 22nd caught on Statehouse security video, my husband proclaimed his intent to vote for President Trump and walked away from the Democrat Party,” Kent added. “After considering this scarring event, as well as other negative experiences in my legislative career, I, along with other citizens, came to the conclusion that the Democrat Party does not have the people’s best interest in mind.”
Not. Even. Close.
The president and the GOP in general continue their outreach to the black and Hispanic communities, and based on all the data we’ve seen, the efforts are working.
That’s good, because the only thing Democrats have given blacks and Hispanics for decades are crime-infested neighborhoods, failing schools, a dearth of opportunities, and excuses for why they needed to continue doubling down on their failed party.