Fox News and its contributors are renowned for stretching the realms of reality, which was precisely the case when Lawrence Jones appeared on Fox & Friends on Monday morning to talk about Donald Trump and the Black vote.
The editor-in-chief of Campus Reform who touts himself as a former Obama campaigner turned Republican supporter put his two cents in on the strategies he says Trump could utilize to garner the Black vote. One of those things he wants to see is the racist Trump show the Black community his business side.
“I don’t think the black community wants the president, the politician, I think more black folks want Donald Trump the businessman, I think that’s the person they admire,” Jones said. “And I think once the president got elected he went more into the typical Republican.”
Jones suggested that he wanted to see Trump sit down with Black celebrity powerhouses and even had the nerve to insinuate that Nipsey Hussle would have supported businessman Trump.
“Donald Trump has a great opportunity he’s been around black folks for a long time when it comes to the people that we consider culture icons and I think that it’s time for the president to have a conversation,” Jones said Monday morning. “If Nipsey Hussle were still alive, I would say ‘President, talk to Nipsey,’ because he’s the one that’s talked about financial literacy.”
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A Hussle and Trump meeting seems far-fetched for a number of reasons, one of which include the fact that Hussle openly opposed Trump. He had even released a song with fellow rapper YG called “F**k Donald Trump,” which could not show his feelings toward the current president more clearly. Hussle was shot and killed in front of his Marathon Clothing store in March. The alleged gunman Eric Holder is awaiting trial as he faces murder charges and infamous O.J. Simpson prosecutor Chris Darden has dropped Holder as a client after death threats.
Hussle is not the only Black figure that Jones believed Trump could have or should make an effort to talk to.
“If the president were to sit down with someone like Ice Cube, T.I. or Jay-Z and talk about the finances and the real issues that affect black America, I think you could see a change in the electorate,” Jones added.
According to Newsweek, Jones did admit that T.I. might not likely want to meet with Trump or any other Republican after he and other hip hop artists labeled Fox News host Laura Ingraham a “vile despicable, poor excuse” for a person after she appeared to mock Hussle’s death.
Fox host Brian Kilmeade also had the nerve to ask what Jones thought about Black voters being labeled as Black voters calling the label “insulting.”
“People are just trying to blanket say ‘black voters vote x, y and z’ I find that insulting,” Kilmeade argued.
To put it nicely, this is a conversation that probably should not have happened.