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CNN’s Van Jones’ Remarks About Donald Trump’s Presidency Win Go Viral: It’s White-Lash

CNN correspondent Van Jones’ comments about Donald Trump becoming the 45th president of the United States went viral on Tuesday, November 8, during the nail-biting election.

Hours before Trump, 70, was officially announced as the next commander in chief, Jones, 48, got choked up while discussing why it may be difficult for parents to tell their children about the shocking outcome.

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“People have talked about a miracle. I’m hearing about a nightmare. You tell your kids: Don’t be a bully … don’t be a bigot … do your homework and be prepared. And then you have this outcome,” he said. “You have people putting children to bed tonight, and they’re afraid of breakfast. They’re afraid of ‘How do I explain this to my children?’ I have Muslim friends who are texting me tonight, ‘Should I leave the country?’ I have families of immigrants that are terrified tonight.”

“This was a rebellion against the elites, true, it was a create reinvention of politics … but it was also something else,” he continued. “We haven’t talked about race. This was a ‘white-lash’ against a changing country … against a black president, in part. And that’s the part where the pain comes. Donald Trump has a responsibility tonight to come and reassure people that he is going to be the president of all the people who he insulted and offended and brushed aside.”

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Donald Trump addresses the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference in 2015.

Jones was praised for his remarks on social media. “Van Jones just schooled everyone and explained exactly what a Trump win means,” one commenter wrote.

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A second added: “Van jones is the man.”

Still, others were too upset to add their support. “All these people applauding Van Jones, where the hell were your votes?” another person wrote.

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