On the news that Joe Biden was elected, CNN political analyst Van Jones broke down in tears.
He cited the politics of Donald Trump, George Floyd and the state of the nation in an emotional address to viewers.
“Former Obama adviser Van Jones, responding to the news after CNN projected Biden as the next president of the United States, said, “It’s easier to be a dad. It’s easier to be a father.
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“It’s easier to tell your kids that character is important, that telling the truth is important – that being a good person is important.”
It’s a nice day today.
Today, becoming a parent is simpler.
Being a good COUNTS person.
It’s a big deal.
It’s easy to do it inexpensively and get away with stuff, but it comes back.
It’s a nice day today. #PresidentBiden#VotersDecided pic.twitter.com/h8YgZK4nmkk4nmkk4nmk. #PresidentBiden#VotersDecided
-November 7, 2020 Van Jones (@VanJones68)
“He added, “For a lot of people, it’s better. If you’re a Muslim in this country, you don’t have to worry that the president doesn’t want you here.”
“That’s a vindication for a lot of people who have really suffered. I can’t breathe.” It wasn’t just George Floyd. There were a lot of people who felt like they couldn’t breathe.”
NBA star LeBron James also tweeted appreciatively of the comments Jones made on the show
CHARACTER COUNTS, JUST BEING A GOOD PERSON COUNTS! Salute & Thank You @VanJones68!!! https://t.co/G6wB9L3EvZ
– LeBron James (@KingJames) November 7, 2020
Many took to social media to praise Jones for his comment, with one user writing, “Van, you crushed me with your statement. I haven’t stopped crying since you made it. You are an outstanding father and American. I will never forget this moment with you. Real. Human. The way it was meant to be. I can’t thank you enough.”
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Another added: “God bless you and God bless the American people who made this day possible.”
Many fans of the US broadcaster shared memes about the use of the “magic wall” and sent numerous tweets about John King.