CNN contributor Van Jones teared up while discussing the impact of Joe Biden winning the election, just moments after the former VP was declared the project winner of the election.
The 52-year-old Emmy-winning journalist said that it’s “easier” to be a parent now that Trump will no longer be in office.
“Well, it’s easier to be a parent this morning. It’s easier to be a dad. It’s easier to tell your kids character matters. It matters. Telling the truth matters. Being a good person matters,” Van said.
He continued by saying, “And it’s easier for a whole lot of people. If you’re Muslim in this country, you don’t have to worry if the president doesn’t want you here. If you’re an immigrant, you don’t have to worry if the president’s going to be happy to have babies snatched away, or send dreamers back for no reason. This is vindication for a lot of people who have really suffered.”
Van said, “You know the ‘I can’t breathe?’ That wasn’t just George Floyd — that was a lot of people who feel they couldn’t breathe. Every day you’re waking up and you’re getting these tweets and you just don’t know. You’re going to the store, and people who have been afraid to show their racism are getting nastier and nastier to you, and you’re worried about your kids, and you’re worried about your sisters. Can she just go to Walmart and get into her car without somebody saying something to her? You spend so much of your life energy just trying to hold it together. And this is a big deal.”
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