Ja’Ron Smith, the highest-ranking black official and chief deputy of the Donald Trump regime, left his post of political adviser to the White House on Friday, November 6th. According to reports, the White House confirmed that Smith’s departure was long. planned regardless of the outcome of the presidential election.
Working with senior consultant Jared Kushner, Smith served as vice president for domestic policy and was first brought to the White House in 2017 to advise the president on city affairs. After Omarosa Manigault Newman’s departure in 2018, he became the highest-ranking Black person in Trump’s White House. Smith said his departure, saying that serving under the Trump regime is a “lifetime honor”. “Bittersweet.”
As I join the Trump Administration, I set out to fulfill the empty promises of the past, and I am proud to say that the promises made, the promises kept. In four years President Trump for Black America; low unemployment rate, Zones of Opportunity, criminal justice reform, historic funds for HBCUs, and the list continues, ”Smith said. “This decision was taken in consultation with my family (which will soon grow with the addition of the twins) and the blessing of my dear colleagues at the White House long before the elections.”
Smooth’s departure comes three days after Election Day as Joe Biden approaches victory in the race for president. His departure came after Kushner made controversial comments about Black Americans in an interview on “Fox & Friends” in October this year. In the interview, Kushner said that Trump wanted to help Black Americans but they had to “succeed” for their policies to work.
So far, there are no reports that suggest the reason for Ja’Ron Smith’s exit, except that it was already planned after the end of his term.
Who is JaRon Smith?
Ja’Ron K. Smith, born in 1982, was a political advisor. From April 2019 to November 2020, he was Donald Trump’s Assistant to President for domestic policy. He served as Director of Urban Affairs and Revitalization from the beginning of the Trump administration in 2017.
Smith participated in a demonstration against the murder of an African American teenager Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed by a White neighborhood guard in 2012. In this protest for racial justice, Ja’Ron Smith and a group of congressional aides put on hoodies and stood on the stairs of the US Capitol in protest.
At that time he was the president of the Black Republican Congress Staff Association and said that racism “stems from a real problem and ignorance in our country.
Eight years later, in 2020, Smith became the highest-ranking Black official in the Trump White House. In 2020, Smith worked closely with Jared Kushner and other staff on Trump’s administrative order to reform policing after the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man in Minneapolis. According to reports, Smith was drawn to the defense of Trump in response to criticism of the executive order on policing.
One of Smith’s New York Times profile is “Mr. Smith emerged as a de facto spokesman on criminal justice and one of the authors of an enforcement order on policing for a White House in which the president did not have Black advisers in his immediate circle. Mr. Trump started calling him “my star” when they met at meetings. ”
The NYT profile says that people who knew Smith say he took the job under the Trump administration, especially though they knew he would be criticized after “racial reckoning with Floyd’s death to the effect of his rival”. So few Black people – or those who are not white – have the reach they have, a source told NYT, one source told the NYT.
The publication adds that many members of the Trump administration see Smith as a “happy warrior” with an emphasis on politics and not a mission to change Trump’s attitude. “He’s a focused individual and knows he has priorities to meet,” a source told NYT. “He found out how to achieve this” at the White House. The publication reports that Smith’s friends and allies have brought a vision of the White House not otherwise. This is due to its colorful background and life struggles.
More recently, in August 2020, Smith delivered a speech at the Republican National Congress, where Trump saluted his agenda for Black Americans. Donald Trump knows that America’s power in his work to revitalize communities is the American people. And I can tell you – he really cares. But more importantly, it takes action, ”Smith said.