On Tuesday, CNN published interviews with Texas Trump supporters who defended their racist attacks on four color convention friends. Wednesday night, Van Jones showed his panel of supporters of both President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama. But things were tense when a Black Trump supporter was asked about the president's rational claims.
Two men, one white one black, in the group said they supported Trump and probably wanted again because the business was good. Two women in the group regretted that Trump's racism was detrimental to the country.
"I'm just going back to values," the older women said. "I value treating people with dignity. And if there is something inconsistent with these values, then I'm not for it. So I'm not going to make a profit over my values."
Jones asked the Black Trump supporter , who himself met the president, if he made profits over his values. He stopped, unsure of what to say.
"It would be a yes," the older women shot back.
"Look," the young man began.
"It would be a yes," she repeated.
"I think this – this" go back "comment hits home for many of us who support him, said the young black conservative." It hit many of us in the gut. And I think the president puts a lot of us in a very uncertain situation. I think the president has a base and he has a far right base, and there are many white nationalists, many racists, many antisemites in that base. "
He said that what he sees Trump is doing is working on a PR strategy to" tear up the base, as he can understand, but that doesn't make him easy.
"And then I feel that many feel like "Wow, where do we fit in anymore?" he continued. "Are we still welcome in this movement? Are people of color still welcome? So, many of us are still reeling from that comment. And I will tell you, many of my friends who are conservative black, many of whom have jumped off Trump train. They have switched to Kamala Harris page. They have been involved in her campaign and also Joe Biden. Absolutely here in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. "
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