CNN host breaks down on Joe Biden’s victory

Washington, 8th  November: CNN anchor Van Jones was unable to contain his emotions about what the Joe Biden victory means for him as a Black man and as a father.

According to The Sun, when journalist Anderson Cooper asked him to comment on the Democratic candidate’s victory, Van Jones cried, “I just want my son to see it.”

When CNN announced Biden’s victory in the election, Van Jones became very emotional and started crying.

“Well it’s easier to be a parent this morning, it’s easier to be a dad. It’s easier to tell your kids that character matters,” he said as he welled up.

“It matters. Tell them the truth matters. Being a good person matters.”

As he wiped away tears, he acknowledged what the rejection of Donald Trump by a majority of voters will mean for people of colour and immigrants.

“And it’s easier for a whole lot of people. If you’re a Muslim in this country, you don’t have to worry that the president doesn’t want you here

“If you are an immigrant, you don’t have to worry that the president will be happy to take your child away from you, or snatch a dream from people’s eyes and give it to someone,” he said.

“This is vindication for a whole lot of people who have really suffered,” he said.

After months of protest and the civil unrest following the killing of George Floyd at the hands of four police officers, Jones said the demise of Trump will go some small way to giving hope of systemic reform.

“Every day you wake up, you’re looking at these tweets and you’re going to the store, and people who are afraid to show their racism are the most offensive,” Van Jones said.

He also said, “This is a good day for the country. I’m sorry for the people who lost, for them, it’s not a good day. But for a whole lot of people, it’s a good day.”

The rather visceral TV moment has gone viral online and been played on radio and TV networks around the globe.

 

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