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Van Jones: If Oprah Runs, It Will Be A ‘Demotion’ From Her Being ‘Queen Of The Universe’ [VIDEO]

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Justin Caruso Contributor

CNN commentator Van Jones said Tuesday that if Oprah Winfrey ran for president, it would be a “demotion” from her being “queen of the universe.”

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Van Jones, appearing on CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront,” said in reference to Donald Trump and Oprah Winfrey, “You have two global superstars. Look, one of the reasons why a lot of Democrats are saying, ‘well, you know, we don’t want this. We want somebody who had a lot of experience in government’–you’ve had people who have become governors who have had no experience in government and done great–they’ve done terrible. You have people who have been in office their whole lives who do great and who do terrible. That’s not the question. The question is–what does the country need at that moment?” (RELATED: Van Jones: It Would Be ‘Global Emergency’ If 50% Of People Around Any Other President Thought He Was Unstable [VIDEO])

Jones continued, “And at this moment, we need a unifier. At this moment, we need somebody who could actually remind us that we’re a better country when we listen to each other. We live in a world that Oprah created. Don’t forget, the idea you can be confessional in public life, the idea that you can shed a tear and that’s not a big deal, all that–we live in a world she created, but not in a world she governs. If she decides she wants to step up and in the last round, actually govern, it’s a demotion for her. She’s being demoted from queen of the universe to President of the United States. But I hope she thinks about it.” (RELATED: CNN’s Van Jones GUSHES Over Obama: ‘I Love That Guy. I Love Him! I Love Him!’)

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