CNN’s Van Jones on Election Results: ‘This Was a Whitelash’

CNN’s Van Jones said Donald Trump’s possible upset over Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night was a “whitelash” to America’s progress, having just experienced 8 years with a black man in the White House.

“It’s hard to be a parent tonight for a lot of us,” he said. “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,” he said. “Then you have this outcome.”

Jones said he had been receiving texts from his Muslim friends asking whether they should leave the country.

“We have talked about everything but race tonight. We have talked about income, class, region. We haven’t talked about race. This was a white-lash. This was a white-lash against a changing country. It was a white-lash against a black president in part, and that’s the part where the pain comes.”

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