November 9, 2016


CNN's Van Jones' Emotional Election Night Take Is as Moving as a Concession Speech

There are a lot of feelings and emotions surrounding the results of the 2016 election, but in a rare television moment, a political correspondent gave a quick, two-minute commentary that was moving and poignant as any concession speech.

Late into the night as the polls moved closer and closer in President-Elect Donald Trump's favor, CNN's Van Jones shared his take on what the morning will bring for parents like himself:

"It's hard to be a parent tonight for a lot of us. You tell your kids, 'Don't be a bully.' You tell your kids, 'Don't be a bigot.' You tell your kids, 'Do your homework and be prepared.' And then you have this outcome and you have people putting children to bed tonight, and they're afraid of breakfast."

Speaking more politically, Jones gave additional takes on the election, calling Trump's win a "whitelash" and demanding the president-elect to reassure he is a leader for all:

"We've talked about everything but race tonight. We've talked about income, we've talked about class, we've talked about region. This was a whitelash. This was a whitelash against a changing country. It was a whitelash against a black president, in part. And that's the part where the pain comes and Donald Trump has a responsibility tonight to come out and reassure people that he is going to be the president of all the people he insulted and offended and brushed aside."

Watch celebrities react to Donald Trump winning the presidency below: