Van Jones, who works as a pundit for CNN, worked as a Green Jobs adviser in Barack Obama’s White House. He also had one of the most memorable reactions to Donald Trump’s shocking presidential win in 2016. Jones referred to the Republican’s victory as a “whitelash” against Barack Obama’s presidency.
Now on November 7th of 2020, Jones had the opportunity to react to Trump and Trumpism being defeated by former vice president. This reaction is also going viral, but this time it’s because of the pundit’s relieved and emotional response.
When asked about his thoughts by Anderson Cooper, Jones responded, “It’s easier to be a parent this morning, it’s easier to be a dad. It’s easier to tell your kids character matters, it matters. Tell them the truth matters. Being a good person matters.”
Growing increasingly emotional, the pundit continued, “And it’s easier for a lot of people. If you’re Muslim in this country, you don’t have to worry if the president doesn’t want you here. If you’re an immigrant, you don’t have to worry about your babies being snatched away or send DREAMers back for no reason. It’s vindication for a lot of people who have really suffered.”
Jones closed, “I just want my sons to look at this. It’s easy to do it the cheap way, and get away with stuff. But it comes back around. It comes back around. And this is a good day for this country.”
Van Jones was emotional talking about Joe Biden becoming the next President of the United States pic.twitter.com/KaqhSR4sHG
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 7, 2020
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