CNN’s Van Jones weighed-in on the President’s State of the Union address Tuesday evening; calling the speech a “wake up call” for Democrats and saying the Commander-in-Chief is helping African-American communities “in real life.”
“I think the last 24 hours have been a big wake-up call for Democrats. The Iowa Caucus was a debacle and this was a very strong speech, and it shows what he needs to do to win,” said Jones.
WAKE UP, folks. The #IowaCaucus was a debacle, followed by a strong #SOTU speech laying out Trump's strategy to win – which includes going for Black voters. This was a warning shot from the Trump campaign to liberals, and we need to take this VERY seriously in order to win. @CNN pic.twitter.com/bgBFms9jtN
— Van Jones (@VanJones68) February 5, 2020
“What he was saying to African-Americans can be effective. You may not like it, but he mentioned HBCUs [historically black colleges and universities] — our black colleges have been struggling for a long time, a bunch of them have gone under — he threw a lifeline to them, in real life, in his budget. He talked about that. He talked about the criminal justice reform. He talked about opportunity zones. He talked about school choice,” he added.
Watch Jones’ comments above.
SNOOZE FEST: Dems Go Dull in Final Debate, CNN’s Van Jones Says ‘Nothing I Saw Can Take Out Trump’
The top six Democrats took the debate stage in Des Moines, Iowa Tuesday night; an event described by most pundits as “Dull night of the living dead” and a total “snooze fest” as the candidates called for new entitlements and repeatedly ripped President Trump.
“As a progressive, to see those two [Warren and Sanders] have that level of vitriol was very dispiriting. And I want to say that tonight for me was dispiriting. Democrats got to do better than what we saw tonight. There was nothing I saw tonight that would be able to take Donald Trump out, and I want to see a Democrat in the White House as soon as possible,” lamented CNN’s Van Jones.
.@VanJones68: “There was nothing I saw tonight that would be able to take Donald Trump out.”
Democrats should be very worried.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 15, 2020
“In a week of historic consequences as Congress moves towards the third presidential impeachment in the nation’s history, this debate was primarily a very dull affair packed with stump speeches and contenders going through zombified motions,” writes Deadline.
Read the full report here.
THIS IS CNN: Van Jones BEGS OPRAH to Run Against Trump in 2020
The outright liberal obsession with drafting Oprah Winfrey to take-on President Trump in the 2020 election was on full-display at CNN over the weekend with network host Van Jones begging the television megastar to run; adding the universe “threw us in the toilet” when Trump was elected.
Winfrey was promoting her recent film on Van Jones’ new Sunday night show when he outright implored the American icon to run for office; saying only she can help us emerge from this “crazy situation.”
“We had you. We had the Obamas in the White House. Even on a bad day, you had a North Star. You had some hope. And then it was like the universe looked, just said, ‘Psych!’ And threw us in the toilet and closed the lid and now we’re just stuck in this crazy situation, swirling,” said Jones.
“Look at what happened with the darkness that showed up in Parkland and the darkness that showed up on the streets of Ferguson and the darkness in many, many, many, many, many, many homes in Chicago with shootings and senseless murders,” said Winfrey.
“Do not give your energy to the other side. Do not spend all your time talking about your opponents. Do not give your energy to that which you really don’t believe in,” she added.
Watch Winfrey’s comments below: