CNN Anchor Goes to Bat For Trump On Air
CNN’s Van Jones made an uncharacartic move and supported President Donald Trump to the chagrin of his fellow Democrats when he said that the president is helping African-Americans “in real life.”
“What he was saying to African-Americans can be effective. You may not like it, but he mentioned HBCUs [historically black colleges and universities] — our black colleges have been struggling for a long time, a bunch of them have gone under — he threw a lifeline to them, in real life, in his budget,” Jones said on CNN Wednesday. “He talked about that. He talked about the criminal justice reform. He talked about opportunity zones. He talked about school choice.”
Jones went on to say that the State of the Union address was delivered in the context of the results of the Iowa caucuses the day before, which is thought to have colored many people's opinions of the upcoming election.
Jones has been known to speak out against Trump and his agenda in the past and his network, CNN, is considered by conservatives to be anti-Trump administration in its entirety.