Van Jones, a liberal political analyst for CNN, tore into the Clinton campaign during a speech he gave at “The People’s Summit” convention in Chicago over the weekend.
In his take-down of the entire 2016 Democratic presidential campaign staff, Jones blasted them for “taking a billion dollars and setting it on fire.”
“We’ve been tricked into fighting among ourselves over the wrong issues,” Jones said. “They’ve been keeping this going among us on the left – should be focus on people of color, racial justice, African Americans, Latinos and the rising majority – OR should we focus on the white working class and those industrial workers who’ve been left behind? This is the stupidest false choice I’ve ever heard! It’s stupid!”
He continued, “First of all, I don’t mean to be rude, and I don’t mean to offend anybody… but the people who ran the Hillary Clinton campaign did not spend their money on white workers, and they did not spend it on people of color – they spent it on themselves! They spent it on themselves! Let’s be honest – they took a billion dollars – a billion dollars – and set it on fire and called it a campaign! That’s not a campaign!”
“A billion dollars for consultants, a billion dollars for pollsters, a billion dollars for a data operation that was run by data dummies, who couldn’t figure out that maybe folks in Michigan who needed to be organized. That wasn’t a campaign – it was a boondoggle!” Jones declared, to thunderous applause.
During the Obama administration, Jones served as an advisor to Obama on “green jobs.”
Watch his fiery rant below:
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