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Conservative radio host: Dems are losing credibility because of anti-Trump messaging

Conservative talk show host Lawrence Jones said on Wednesday that Democrats are losing credibility with the American people by using negative messaging against President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump renews attacks against Tester over VA nominee on eve of Montana rally Trump submits 2017 federal income tax returns Corker: Trump administration 'clamped down' on Saudi intel, canceled briefing MORE

"It's always an anti-Trump message instead of saying, 'you know what, Washington just sucks, and both political parties do it,'" Jones argued on Hill.TV.

Jones was responding to Hill.TV host Krystal Ball, who said recent allegations that Commerce Secretary Wilbur RossWilbur Louis RossSessions attacks judge who ordered officials to sit for depositions in challenges to Census citizenship question Harris accuses GOP of ‘weaponizing’ 2020 Census DOJ: Commerce chief spoke with Bannon, Sessions about census citizenship question MORE swindled large sums of money from associates during his time as a businessman were signs of a larger problem within the Trump administration. 

"This president ran on draining the swamp. He was supposed to be different," Ball told Jones on "Rising." 

"That's why the Democrats are losing so much credibility with the American people," Jones responded, before criticizing the "anti-Trump message."

The exchange comes after 21 of Ross's former colleagues in a Forbes article on Tuesday accused him of wrongly taking money from associates for himself. 

Ross would have swindled over $120 million from associates if the accusations are true. 

The Commerce Department has pushed back on the allegations. 

"The anonymously sourced Forbes story is based on false rumors, innuendo, and unverifiable claims," the department said in a statement, according to Business Insider. "The fact remains that no regulator has made any of these accusations against the Secretary. This rehash of old stories is clearly the result of a personal vendetta. The baseless claims made in this story were well publicized long ago and are not news."

The accusations against Ross follow Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittEPA puts science ‘transparency’ rule on back burner Tucker Carlson says he 'can't really' dine out anymore because people keep yelling at him Overnight Energy: Trump administration doubles down on climate skepticism | Suspended EPA health official hits back | Military bases could host coal, gas exports MORE's resignation last month. 

Pruitt was involved for months in controversies surrounding his spending, ethics and management practices. 

— Julia Manchester