Van Jones, a former Obama administration environmental official and CNN political commentator, reacted emotionally to the fact that former Vice President Joe Biden was forecast to be the winner of the 2020 presidential election on Saturday.
"It's easier to be a parent this morning." Character matters. Being a good person is important. It's a big deal. "
In tearful remarks on Saturday, Van Jones recounted what some might view as the embodiment of aspects of President Donald Trump's four-year tenure as America's cultural and socio-economic disparities grew, particularly along racial fault lines.
“This is a justification for many people who have really suffered. You know the “I can't breathe” was not just George Floyd, it was a lot of people who felt they couldn't breathe, ”he said, referring to social protests that took place around the world after Floyd. One black man told a Minneapolis police officer that in the moments before he died, he could not breathe more than 20 times when the cop pressed his knee against Floyd's neck until he died.
Van Jones's passionate remarks come after Biden forecast Saturday would win the U.S. presidential election and defeated Trump in a fierce election campaign amid a global pandemic and presidency that some have viewed as polarizing.