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Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones literally rode a red wave on Friday, jubilantly crowd-surfing while maskless among legions of other maskless President Donald Trump supporters at a campaign rally.
Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, such close interactions are against government-issued social distancing guidelines, but Jones, a longtime Democratic lawmaker and top Black surrogate for Trump, appeared to relish the opportunity to show his support for the president at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport in Macon.
Among the crowd, who hoisted and moved him along, health concerns appeared to be the least of their worries as they awaited the arrival of a president who is split in voter polls with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in the traditionally Republican-leaning Southern state.
Photos of Jones in the crowd sparked backlash online, with many pointing to the rise of coronavirus cases across the country over the past few weeks, but he was defiant in his political expression on Twitter.
“To the haters – stay mad,” he tweeted. “You’ll be even more mad come November 3rd!”
Surfing with @realDonaldTrump #deplorables and #PeacefulProtesters in Macon, GA. Put Georgia in the win column. We were seven thousand plus strong. This #trumptrain …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics