Shortly after CNN announced Joe Biden’s victory in the US election, several reporters commented on the result. One of them is emotionally overwhelmed.
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After Donald Trump’s four-year presidency of the United States, the relief over the news of Joe Biden’s election victory has moved CNN political commentator Van Jones to tears. A few minutes after the crucial news, Jones was on the air when he began to sob and cry out in tears how relieved he was at the election results. “This is a big problem for us to get some rest and have a chance to start over,” said the black TV commentator. The news is satisfying for many who have suffered. “It is a good day for our country,” he added. You can see his address in the video or above here in full length.
“You are afraid of your children”
Jones spoke of rising racism in the country. “You go into a store and people who were afraid to show their racism become more disgusting and disgusting to you. And you are afraid of your children, you are afraid of your sister,” he said.
The 52-year-old political scientist Jones gives CNN judgments on political issues and was also often used in election reporting.
Reminiscent of George Floyd
“I can’t breathe” – it wasn’t just George Floyd. There are many people who think they cannot breathe, “Jones said. With these words, the African American Floyd implored a white policeman who knelt on his neck. Floyd died and his death sparked mass protests.
Trump is accused of not taking a clear stance against racism. In a televised debate, Trump told the far-right organization “Proud Boys” that they should take a step back. Biden, on the other hand, promised a more intensive fight against racism.