Commentator, activist, and author, Van Jones told CNN Wednesday that he is still feeling complimentary toward parts of Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress last week.
Jones, who famously wept on live television in disbelief and despair the night Trump was elected America’s 45th president, found himself moved to tears again last week, this time for an entirely different reason.
Jones’ voice was one of few in the leftist crowd or media with anything positive to say about Trump’s address, which saw most Democrats remaining seated throughout, despite numerous standing ovations by Republicans.
One week later, Jones is standing by his praise of Trump that night.
When asked by CNN host Alisyn Camerota of “New Day,” “Do you want to amend your comments?” Jones declined, saying, “In that moment, I’m proud, I’m human. I can still get teary-eyed even in a Trump speech.”
Jones’ primary lauding of Trump had to do with the section in his speech where he honored the wife and life of fallen Navy SEAL, Ryan Owens.
While some called the dedication “orchestrated,” Jones focused on the fact that for those few minutes — perhaps the only in at least the two-year battle leading up to that day — Americans were united.
“He became president in that moment,” Jones said at the time.
Watch this week’s interview below:
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