Political commentator Van Jones appeared on The View this morning (Feb. 5) to debate a documentary he government produced with Meghan McCain known as The Reunited States. The opposite co-hosts, nonetheless, didn’t let him get away with simply selling his movie: he was additionally held accountable for his previous statements about former President Donald Trump.
Former federal prosecutor Sunny Hostin started the dialog coolly saying, “Van, you do spend a variety of time threading the center and making an attempt to unite individuals, however there are those that accuse you of being a political opportunist—a chameleon, so to talk—who supplied racial cowl for former, disgraced, twice impeached President Trump.”
She then quoted Jones praising Trump a number of instances, together with that occasion when he stated Trump has carried out “great things”’ for the Black neighborhood.
Hostin continued, “But only recently you cried on CNN when Joe Biden was elected the forty sixth president, and also you stated it’s simpler to be a mother or father now, character issues now, fact issues. You even talked about George Floyd and stated lots of people felt they couldn’t breathe. Folks within the Black neighborhood don’t belief you anymore. What’s your response?”
Jones, 52, stammered and ultimately stated, “I don’t suppose that’s true.” He then listed his accomplishments as a response to Hostin’s confrontation.
Later, Hostin’s visitor co-host Ana Navarro, a former Republican, additionally introduced him with a slew of questions. She reminded Jones of how Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner allegedly tried to get them fired from CNN.
“Unexpectedly, you present up working with nepotism Barbie and nepotism Ken,” she stated, referencing Kushner and Ivanka Trump, “and displaying up in photos with Eric Trump and Candace Owens. So I feel there are individuals who surprise, and I’m considered one of them, how did that evolution occur?”
Navarro continued, “How did you go from being this very principled critic of the Trump administration as I used to be to rapidly, being within the White Home celebrating with them?”
Once more, Jones tried to listing his resume however stopped in need of answering her direct questions.
“95% of what I stated on CNN — I wouldn’t even be on CNN as a Democratic critic of the Republican Social gathering. However after they do one thing proper, I’m going to say it, after which I’ll get beat up for saying it! And I don’t get the 95% credit score,” he stated.
Navarro continued, “However you took smiling photos with Candace Owens.”
Navarro added, “Do you not remorse that? Do you not see that’s giving her legitimacy? You don’t remorse taking smiling photos with Candace Owens? How does that assist the difficulty?”
The present needed to go to a break earlier than Van Jones may reply.
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