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Black Fox News Contributor Says Anti-Trump Protester Told Him To 'Pick Cotton'

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During an anti-Donald Trump rally in New York City on Saturday, Fox News contributor and Campus Reform Editor in chief Lawrence Jones, who is black, experienced firsthand just how “tolerant” and “accepting” modern, anti-Trump liberals truly are.

Jones was at the rally, which was organized by the NYC Coalition to Impeach Donald Trump, to interview protesters and asked them why they think Trump should be impeached.

While conducting his interviews, Jones claims he was approached by two men who made racially inappropriate comments directed at him.

“I was just asking these people simple questions about if they felt like the president should be impeached or not,” Jones told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Monday.

“These guys come up to me and they say, go back to Fox News to pick cotton,” Jones recalled.

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That disturbing incident was not caught on video, though it was backed up by a Fox producer on the scene.

The producer said the men told Jones he should go back to Fox “where there’s more cotton for you to pick.”

It didn’t end there.

The producer was understandably taken aback by the racist statement and asked one of the men what he’d just said, for clarification. The man reportedly repeated the comment, which prompted the producer to ask if he “was really going to say that?”

“I sure am,” the producer says the man replied.

After the producer confronted that first man, the second man said: “He’ll tell you to go back to Kenya next.”

That latter part was captured on tape.

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In attendance at the NYC demonstration was Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York, Fox reported. The protest was one of several similar rallies that took place across the nation over the weekend.

Jones, meanwhile, spoke to Hannity on Monday about these so-called “tolerant” liberals.

“This is who they are, Sean,” Jones said. “So often, those of us that are on the right are painted as the racist people, the hateful people,” he added, before describing the racist comments directed toward him at the protest.

“This is who these people are, but I doubt many people in the media are going to condemn these people,” Jones said.

And Jones is right on the money.

The liberal establishment media would have gone into “breaking news” overdrive had white, anti-Obama protesters told a black CNN or MSNBC reporter to go back to the network and pick cotton.

Can you even imagine the liberal outrage if the tables were turned?

The double standard on the subject of racism was made crystal clear in this unfortunate encounter Jones had to endure.

And by failing to give it more attention or condemn the actions of those racists, much of the establishment media is at fault for allowing this double standard to marinate.

Jones, a man I’m personally a big fan of, also explained why the racist hecklers appeared to be “upset” and “fearful.”

“They know that with our reports and exposing the poverty and the failure of policies that all these Democrat cities have been doing to many people that look like me,” Jones said.

“They believe that all black people need to think the same way. They want us to stay on the welfare system so we can’t progress in life, and I’m going to expose it every single day,.”

Jones’ message to the men who heckled him and to other racist, anti-Trump protesters was loud and clear: No matter what kind of hate and violence the left throws at us, it only strengthens our resolve.

“If they think I’m going to stand down because they yelled obscene things to me, they got another thing coming,” Jones said.

Amen, my friend.

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Ryan Ledendecker is a freelance journalist and writer. He began reporting news and writing commentary during the 2014 Ferguson riots. Prior to that, he worked as a web editor and columnist for an award-winning local newspaper.
Ryan Ledendecker plunged headfirst into news reporting and political commentary while on the ground during the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. He later wrote extensively on Donald Trump's presidential campaign and election.

When he's not writing, Ryan spends time improving his barbecue skills. He has his own brand of BBQ rub and is a trophy winner in the world of competitive BBQ.
Birthplace
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St. Louis, Missouri
Languages Spoken
English
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