CNN commentator Van Jones claimed the 2016 presidential election was “whitelash” against the country Tuesday night.
Jones, a CNN commentator and President Barack Obama’s former green energy czar, maintained that the election was also a “whitelash” against a black president.
“This was a whitelash. This was a whitelash against a changing country. It was a whitelash against a black presidency, in part. And that’s where the pain comes,” Jones declared on CNN. “Donald Trump has a responsibility tonight to come out and reassure people. He is going to the president of all the people who he insulted and offended and brushed aside.”
.@VanJones68 on #ElectionNight: “This was a whitelash against a changing country” https://t.co/DumWoBvixe pic.twitter.com/Kmt2eBJxci
— CNN (@CNN) November 9, 2016
Jones said that some of his Muslim friends had contacted him, asking if they needed to leave the country.
“This was many things. This was a rebellion against the elites, true. It was a complete reinvention of politics and polls. But it was also something else,” Jones said on CNN.
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