Georgia State Rep. Crowd Surfs Over Maskless Trump Supporters At President's Rally
Written by Huffingtonpost on October 17, 2020
Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones (D) confirmed scant regard for coronavirus security measures on Friday when he crowd surfed over a sea of maskless Donald Trump supporters in the course of the president’s crowded marketing campaign rally in Macon.
Jones, a Democrat who has endorsed Trump within the 2020 election, additionally didn’t put on a masks, ignoring pointers from The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention that additionally advises solely small gatherings and social distancing.
Jones confronted backlash for the stunt on Twitter, the place critics identified how america presently seems to be experiencing a second peak of day by day infections. Others criticized Trump for holding the rally (and others in current days) in the course of the pandemic.
COVID-19 has now killed virtually 220,000 Individuals and sickened upwards of eight million extra, together with the president who was hospitalized for 3 days in early October to obtain remedy.
However Jones remained defiant, boasting in a single tweet that “this #trumptrain is about to steam roll” over Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
In one other put up, he wrote: “Sure, I surfed that crowd! To the haters – keep mad! You’ll be much more mad come November third!”
An article revealed by the Savannah Morning Information in 2008 mentioned Jones described himself as “an unbiased thinker and a conservative Democrat who helps faith-based initiatives, robust immigration legal guidelines and monetary accountability.” He voted twice for George W. Bush, the story famous.
As a Democratic politician, Jones introduced his help for Trump earlier this yr and even stumped for the president on the Republican Nationwide Conference in August. In his conference tackle, Jones accused fellow Democrats of not wanting “Black folks to go away their psychological plantation.”
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