CNN Political commentator Van Jones doesn’t like Donald Trump. The Democrat hasn’t made any bones about that. But, after Trump’s first speech to a joint session of Congress, even Van Jones was applauding.
Jones was very impressed with the part of the speech that recognized and applauded Carryn Owens, whose Navy Seal husband Ryan was killed in Yemen in January. He isn’t one to compliment the President often, so what he said was a bit stunning.
“There are a lot of people who have a lot of reason to be frustrated with him, to be fearful of him, to be mad of him, but that was one of the most extraordinary moments you have ever seen in American politics period,” Jones told the post debate panel.
“And for people who had been hoping he would become unifying, hoping that he might find someway to become presidential, they should be happy with that moment,” he continued, “For people who have been hoping that maybe he would remain a divisive cartoon, which he often finds a way to do, they should be a little bit worried tonight. Because that thing you just saw him do, if he finds a way to do that over and over again, he’s going to be there for eight years.”
Then he left jaws on the floor when he said, “But he did something tonight that you cannot take away from. He became president of the United States.”
You can see the video below:
Some rational people on the left are starting to wake up and realize this is their reality and it’s actually pretty good!
Jones should discuss this with Democratic leadership that sat on their hands while everyone else was giving Carryn Owens a standing ovation. They will be remembered for failing to honor this woman during what Jones said was a extraordinary moment.
You can see the part of the speech Jones is referencing in the video below.
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