CNN’s Van Jones said Tuesday that “it hurts” that the presidential race between Joe Biden and Donald Trump was so close.
Jones said, “I think a lot of Democrats are hurt tonight. I think there’s a lot of hurt out there. There’s a moral victory, and there’s a political victory. They’re not the same thing.”
He continued, “The political victory still may come. But I think for people who saw babies being snatched away from their mothers at the border, people sending their kids into schools where the n-word is now being used against them, for people seeing this wave of intolerance, they wanted a moral victory tonight. We wanted to see a repudiation of this direction for the country. And the fact that it’s this close, I think is — it hurts. It just hurts.”
He added, “I think people got their hopes up looking at those polls. The political victory, I think, is still possible because you still have Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada, Arizona, Nebraska too. The political victory may yet come. But I’ve got to be honest tonight that I think there were people who were hoping for a big repudiation, and that has not yet come. And a lot of people are hurt and scared tonight in the Democratic party.”
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