CNN’s Van Jones delivered an emotional response to Trump’s win Tuesday night, and spoke about the “Whitelash” that pushed the candidate to a victory.
“This was a whitelash against a changing country,” Jones said.
“People have talked about a miracle,” Jones said. “I’m hearing about a nightmare. This was a white-lash,” Jones said. “This was a white-lash against a changing country. It was a white-lash against a black president in part. And that’s the part where the pain comes.”
“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, and they’re afraid of breakfast. They’re afraid of ‘How do I explain this to my children?’ I have Muslim friends who are texting me tonight saying, ‘Should I leave the country?’ I have families of immigrants that are terrified tonight.”
As someone with young kids in their family, I’m at a lost as to what to tell them. But hugs. I have plenty of those.