CNN contributor Van Jones warned fellow panelists, and Democrats in general, on Tuesday evening that President Donald Trump was helping African-Americans “in real life” and reaching out to them for their vote in 2020.
In what one has to assume was an accident, a bit of truth actually made it from the studios of CNN all the way to the ears of its few thousand remaining airport viewers. Under normal circumstances, a liberal commentator would never admit that, by default, Democrat policies don't actually help African Americans “in real life.” No, that would be a big no-no. But, isn't Van Jones saying just that by adding the "real life" qualifier here? In what life have Democrat policies been helpful to African Americans, if not in their real one?
“What he was saying to African-Americans can be effective. You may not like it, but he mentioned HBCUs — 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,” Van Jones said during CNN's post State of the Union coverage.
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
Van Jones Tells Democrats To ‘Wake Up,’ Says Trump Is ‘Causing Us Problems’ With The Black Vote https://t.co/ugCRcjKSoW— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 5, 2020
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