CNN’s Van Jones Tears Into Trump Supporter

“I am not going to be talked over tonight.”


As thousands across the country gathered to protest Donald Trump’s presidential victory on Tuesday night, CNN political commentator Van Jones delivered another powerful call for the president-elect’s supporters to hear the pain and fear many Americans are experiencing in light of the election results. The moment on Wednesday was sparked during a heated exchange with panelist and Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany, after she falsely accused Jones of mentioning a plan to create internment camps.

“I never said internment camps,” Jones said.

Ignoring his response, McEnany continued to interrupt with demands Jones correct himself.

“You need to back off,” he responded. “You need to have a little bit of empathy and understanding for people who are afraid because your candidate has been one of the most explosively provocative candidates in the history of our country and there is a price to be paid for that.”

“I am not going to be talked over tonight.”

The on-air clash came less than 24 hours after Jones described Trump’s victory as a “whitelash” to President Barack Obama and changing demographics in the United States.

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