A pair of anti-Trump protesters hurled racial taunts at Fox News contributor Lawrence Jones at a New York City rally over the weekend.
Lawrence Jones was interviewing participants at the demonstration held by the NYC Coalition to Impeach Donald Trump at Foley Square in Lower Manhattan on Saturday when he was heckled.
“This is who they are, Sean,” Jones told Fox News’ “Hannity” Monday night. “So often, those of us that are on the right are painted as the racist people, the hateful people … I was just asking these people simple questions about if they felt like the president should be impeached or not. These guys come up to me and they say, go back to Fox News to pick cotton. They say, go back to Kenya. This is who these people are, but I doubt many people in the media are going to condemn these people.”
According to a Fox News producer at the scene, two men walked up to Jones near the end of the rally and told him to go back to Fox News “where there’s more cotton for you to pick.”
The producer said he asked one of the men: “What did you just say?” When the man made the same comment, the producer asked if he “was really going to say that,” to which the man responded: “I sure am.”
With Jones’ camera rolling, the man confronted by the producer, wearing a gray shirt, turned his back to the camera and made an obscene gesture. The second man, wearing a red shirt, told Jones: “He’ll tell you to go back to Kenya next.”
“You say what now?” Jones asked.
“He’ll tell you ‘go back to Kenya’ next,” the man in the red shirt said.
Saturday’s demonstration, which was attended by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., was one of several around the country calling for President Trump to be removed from office.
Jones said Monday night that the men who insulted him Saturday were “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… 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 said. “If they think I’m going to stand down because they yelled obscene things to me, they got another think coming.”
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