Vernon Jones, 61, a self-prescribed Black support of Donald Trump has some words for Black Americans and gay Americans. In an off-the-rails podcast interview, the right-wing supporter made the claim that gay people don’t deserve civil rights because they can simply choose to no longer be gay.
It is a common homophobic ideal that somehow “gay is a choice.” Common sense would say nobody would wake up on a Tuesday and willfully choose (without causing harm to their mental or physical health) to be discriminated against for the rest of their lives.
Some highlights from the bizarre disgusting interview.
- ‘Let me tell you, civil rights for blacks and gay rights for gays are two different things,’ Jones, who once called himself the ‘ black Donald Trump ,’ said
- ‘I don’t know what you are unless you tell me what you are if you’re gay, but when I walk into that room, you can tell that I’m Black,’ he added
- ‘I’m Black from cradle to grave. Let’s not get that confused, but they can actually change’