Van Jones On SOTU: ‘This Was A Strong Speech Laying Out Trump’s Strategy To Win’ In November

Written by K. Walker on February 5, 2020

Obama’s Green Jobs Czar turned CNN show host, Van Jones, is clearly worried about Trump winning in 2020.

Of course, being Van Jones, he’s concerned that President Trump is going after “black votes.”

Or perhaps President Trump wants to Make America Great Again for all Americans regardless of their race.

Jones claimed that President Trump is appealing to black voters by delivering on criminal justice reform and promising opportunities for black children through school choice and his support for historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). He said that Democrats should be prepared that Trump will “split off” the black vote.

Jones also claims that Trump is making a “trade off” along racial lines — by pitting the interests of blacks against those of Latinos. He claims that Trump is disregarding the Latino vote by focusing on cracking down on sanctuary cities. He then, just like every other leftist, disingenuously conflates illegal immigration with legal immigration.

It is important to note that when immigrants are divided into “legal” and “illegal” groupings, (which isn’t generally done,) illegal immigrants don’t obey the law at the same rate as legal immigrants. A real shocker, I know.

Van Jones insists that President Trump is “anti-immigrant’ as a whole and not just cracking down on illegal border crossers.

He also notes the messed up primary in Iowa and Democrats should wake up.

VAN JONES: I think the last 24 hours have been a big wake up call for Democrats. That’s what I think. The Iowa caucus was a debacle. And this was a very strong speech. And it shows what he thinks he needs to do to win. I think I should be very clinical about this. You’re exactly right. He knows he’s got to give a lot of red meat to his base, and he gave it. Religious liberty, abortion, all of it, the military, et cetera.

But he’s doing something else. And it has to do with how he’s going to manage race in this thing and there seems to be a tradeoff between the Latinos and the African-Americans, that’s what you see. he went hard on the sanctuary city stuff. That is very, very disturbing. It turns out sanctuary cities are safer than non-sanctuary cities. The Cato Institute, which is libertarian, have come out and said immigrants are committing less crime. So, for some reason he thinks that doubling down on the anti-immigrant piece is a big part of this thing.

At the same time, warning the Democrats. What he was saying to African-Americans can be effective. You may not like it but he mentioned HBCUs, 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. He talked about that. He talked about criminal justice reform. He talked about opportunity zones…

The thing about it is, and we’ve got to wake up, folks, there’s a whole bubble thing that goes on, he said s-hole nations, therefore all black people are going to hate him forever. That ain’t necessarily so. I think what you’re going to see him do, you may not like my rhetoric, but look at my results and my record to black people, if he narrow casts that, it’s going to be effective. Which means, as we move through this primary process, we’ve got to pay a lot more attention both to what’s going on with the Latino vote. Are we going to get a benefit in terms of having them respond and with the black vote. It it going to be a split off, especially for black male voters? We’ve got to be clinical about this stuff. We get so emotional about it. That was a warning to us. That was a warning shot across the bow to us Democrats that he’s going after enough black votes to cause us problems. It’s not just suburban votes, he’s going after black votes.


That was delicious!

Trump broke the Democrats and they’re in full-on panic mode.

They have no reasonable candidates in the race.

They can’t even handle an Iowa caucus without it turning into a complete crapshow.

They’ve vowed to continue to impeach President Trump until it sticks.

Man, I cannot wait to see what this does to the Democratic party in 2020!

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker