CNN’s Van Jones Under Fire for Contradictory Passes Given To Donald Trump
Sunny Hostin wants viewers to recall Jones’ sentiments when President-Elect Joe Biden won the presidency. In fact, he got extremely emotional while on air.
“Well it’s easier to be a parent this morning, it’s easier to be a dad,” he said, before beginning to cry. “It’s easier to tell your kids character matters, it matters.”
Yet, this energy is a stark contrast to his alleged support of 45 while he was in office. Hostin explains:
“Now Van, you do spend a lot of time threading the middle and trying to unite people,” Hostin began. “But there are those who accuse you of being a political opportunist—a chameleon, so to speak—who provided racial cover for former, disgraced, twice impeached President Trump.”
Sunny Hostin added:
“Yet just recently you cried on CNN when Joe Biden was elected the 46th president, and you said it’s easier to be a parent now, character matters now, truth matters,” she continued. “You even mentioned George Floyd and said a lot of people felt they couldn’t breathe. People in the Black community don’t trust you anymore. What is your response?”
Van Jones Defends His Stance
The CNN commentator takes a stand for his beliefs and a desire for a return to decency in America.
“People may not like everything I’ve said on television and I try to be balanced,” the CNN political commentator said. “But look at what I have done. Who among my critics have been able to get people together to help folks at the bottom? When we fight like this about everything and you can’t give anybody even a little bit of credit for anything, who it hurts is not the politicians, it’s not the pundits, it’s regular folks who don’t have anything.”
Jones continually argued:
“I’m never going to apologize for putting the interest of people at the bottom first,” he added defiantly. “People need champions. Whoever is in that White House, you have a responsibility to go in there, and advocate and try to get people home out of prison. I’m going to keep doing it, whoever is in that White House.”
Regardless of what side Van Jones falls on, Hostin fairly critiques his decision to ride the fence. The fact of the matter is, millions of Americans are happy to have true leadership again.