Van Jones, the CNN political commentator and outspoken critic of President Trump, has come around to admiring POTUS and Twitter can’t believe it, making him a trending topic who is getting panned on social media.
Asked by Anderson Cooper for his reaction to the standing ovation for the widow of a Navy Seal killed in action during Tuesday’s address to Congress, Jones said: “He became President of the United States in that moment, period.”
Jones went on to add that Trump “did something extraordinary,” and that people who wanted POTUS to remain a “divisive cartoon” should be worried after the speech.
“There are a lot of people who have a lot of reasons to be frustrated with him, to be fearful of him, to be mad — but that was one of the most extraordinary moments you have ever seen in American politics,” Jones said of Trump honoring Carryn Owens, whose husband Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens was killed in a recent Yemen raid.
Others saw it differently, with one user tweeting, “Van Jones just declared Trump became Presidential after he cynically exploited a woman he made a widow.”
Jones has emerged as one of the leading voices calling out Trump’s contradictions and conflicts in the post-election media landscape. His comments on election night, describing the result as a “white-lash” caused a sensation.
Jones also predicted “a horrendous abuse of power” by Trump, but now he’s changed his tune.
Check out some of the Twitter reaction:
Source: The Wrap