The Daily Beast: Van Jones, Near Tears on CNN: This Is a â€˜Deeply Painful Moment’ in America.
“People have talked about a miracle. I’m hearing about a nightmare. It’s hard to be a parent tonight for a lot of us. You tell your kids, don’t be a bully. You tell your kids, don’t be a bigot. You tell your kids, do your homework and be prepared. Then you have this outcome and you have people putting children to bed tonight. They’re afraid of breakfast. They’re afraid of, how do I explain this to my children? […]
This was a rebellion against the elites, true. It was a complete reinvention of politics and polls, it’s true. But it was also something else. […]
This was a whitelash. This was a whitelash against a changing country. It was a whitelash against a black president in part, and that’s the part where the pain comes. And Donald Trump has a responsibility tonight to come out and reassure people that he is going to be the president of all the people who he insulted and offended and brushed aside. […]
This is a deeply painful moment tonight. I know it’s not just about race. There’s more going on than that, but race is here too and we’ve got to talk about it.”
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