Van Jones is a noted left wing pundit. Some have called him a hard leftist. Others have called him a Republican. But whichever way his leftist weather vane blows, Jones has had moments of stark clarity and honesty. That’s happening right now. The man is not mincing words when it comes to Joe Biden. In the past, Jones has praised Donald Trump. As you can guess, the hive doesn’t take kindly to his occasional candor.
FNC: “CNN commentator Van Jones faced the wrath of liberals for negative remarks about the state of the Biden administration on CNN Tuesday. The headlines have been overwhelmingly negative for the White House this week, following a poor jobs report, a 13-year high inflation rate, and a declining average approval rating for President Joe Biden. Meanwhile, his controversial and pricey Build Back Better plan has stalled among fierce infighting in the Democratic Party.”
“Right now, the honeymoon’s over,” Jones said about the Biden administration while appearing on CNN. “He’s doing a lot of good stuff. The problem is that he put himself in a position where he made big, bold claims about the rest of the agenda. He steps on a rake, he slips on a banana peel, then he falls down the stairs with some marbles, and now people are looking at him in a negative light…at the moment, Democrats are looking over the edge of a cliff.”
Which reminds me and should remind you…pic.twitter.com/TL0BqmHUwE
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) October 13, 2021
Objective reporting for the educated American.
“Van Jones is a Republican,” Tom Watson, an adjunct professor at Columbia University in New York City, ridiculously stated. One step out of line and the woke Gestapo is knocking at your door.
Last October Jones said Trump “doesn’t get enough credit for the good stuff he’s done for the Black community. I think it’s really unfortunate because Donald Trump, and I get beat up by liberals every time I say it but I keep saying it, he has done good stuff for the Black community. Opportunity Zone stuff, Black college stuff, I worked with him on criminal stuff, I saw Donald Trump have African American people, formerly incarcerated, in the White House, embraced them, treated them well. There is a side to Donald Trump that I think he does not get enough credit for.” Jones is no Republican. But he’s an honest leftist. At least some of the time.
This piece was written by David Kamioner on October 15, 2021. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.
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