So, Van Jones has hopped on the Donald Trump bandwagon after Trump’s mediocre address to Congress last night. Find out how and why the commentator is now coddling the president inside…
Never thought we’d see the day that CNN commentator Van Jones would praise Donald Trump. Especially, not over something so basic.
During Trump’s address to Congress last night, #45 stopped to praise a widow of Navy Seal Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens who was killed during a raid in Yemen. Now, Trump stopping to honor this man and his widow isn’t an issue at all. In fact, we were actually glad (and shocked) he took a moment to appear to show he’s thinking about someone other than himself, even if he read the sentences from the teleprompter with no genuine feelings. He basically did what a president is SUPPOSED to do. Especially a President who ordered the arguably unnecessary raid to begin with.
But, let Van Jones tell it, he did something “extraordinary.” Van says that particular act was the moment “he became president of the United States, period.”
Wait...did we miss something? How did this moment qualify him as a true president when he’s wreaking havoc everywhere else?
Trump also spent his speech delivering campaign-like promises, some of which he has flip flopped on before, from repealing health care (still with no replacement in site) to paid leave (something Dems have already pushed for every single term) to his new VOICE agency to protect American "victims of immigrant crimes".
Van continued talking about Trump’s address on CNN saying,
“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 at him, but that was one of the most extrodinary moments you have seen in American politics.”
“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.”
Check out everything he said in the clip below:
Sighs...he fell for the exploitation of a grieving widow because many Americans will argue Trump really doesn't give a damn to be honest.
So that’s all it takes to make us happy as the president? Nah. Did we forget all of the racist and misogynistic things he said while campaigning? Did we forget about the travel/Muslim ban? Did we forget he placed ALL inexperienced millionaires and billionaires to serve in his cabinet while simultaneously claiming he will "drain the swamp"? Until Trump actually proves he has grown, and he apologizes for his divisive rhetoric and tone, we're good on him.
We’re usually on the same page as Van, but this one is a no go.
Photos: Van's FB