Van Jones is mad, scared and on fire. The CNN political commentator delivered a powerful reminder of what may be to come, talking on Anderson Cooper 360 he refused to be talked over and said:
"If you talk to the actual people at the base, here is what you hear. Terror. Terrified Latinos. Terrified Muslims. I had a Muslim mother asking me, 'Should I leave the country? Are they going intern us?'"
Fellow panelist Kayleigh McEnany who supports Trump accused Jones of "stoking fears," Jones was having none of it and said:
"You need to have a little bit of empathy and understanding for people who are afraid because your candidate has been one of the most explosively provocative candidates in the history of our country, and there is a price to be paid for that,"
Jones refused to be interrupted by other panelists,
"Hold on a second. I am not finished. I'm not going to be talked over tonight,"
"I'm not. You have people who are terrified, and you have to take some responsibility for it. I am not spreading the terror. I am trying to damp it down.
"You have people, Latino families, who say, 'This guy has said that he's going to deport millions of people.' They don't know, should they sell their homes? They are terrified. That is a real fear. You have Muslims who have heard him say nothing good about the Muslim community the entire campaign. That is a real fear."
Watch Jones below.
- Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) November 10, 2016
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