CNN political commentator Van Jones recently issued a stark challenge to, and indeed indictment of, supposedly well-meaning White America, speaking in the wake of the police murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd and in the midst of mass uprisings and protests responding to the never-ending violence against African Americans.
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Our country is under attack by the Russians and Donald Trump won’t even say it’s wrong.
CNN’s Van Jones blasted President-elect Donald Trump this morning on State of the Union, saying what everyone but Trump Republicans will admit, “Cyber war is real war! So you have an active attack on our country and you have the president-elect cannot find it in himself to say this is wrong.”
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“This is baffling to anybody with a functioning brain stem. Yes other presidents tried to say nice things about the Russians… not in the face of an active attack on the country,” the CNN commentator said.
“Cyber war is real war! So you have an active attack on our country and you have the president-elect cannot find it in himself to say this is wrong and it needs to stop,” Van Jones continued.
Van Jones raised an excellent point that for someone as thin-skinned as Trump who responds to even perceived personal slights, it’s unacceptable that he can’t find it in himself to even be mildly upset about an attack of war on our country, “You can respond personally to an attack, you can respond as a partisan to an attack, but he can’t respond as a patriot to an attack?”
“This is an attack on our country! This is not normal and it’s dangerous,” Van Jones said, putting the cherry on his burst of truth that seems to be falling on deaf ears in the Republican Party, save for Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain.
The fact of the matter is Russia attacked this country in an effort to put into place the candidate of their choosing. This act of war benefited Republicans, and so many of them are pretending this is no big deal. Our President-elect is pretending he knows more than all of our intelligence communities, which is not only impossible since he doesn’t attend intel briefings and so how could he possibly compare what they know to what he thinks he knows, but it’s also not possible because intelligence is not Donald Trump’s expertise.
Republicans should be outraged as patriots, but the party that co-opted the flag seems bereft of patriotism right now. Van Jones was right, this was an act of war and it should be treated as one, immediately.
Patriots will define Russia’s hacking into our election as an act of war, because that is what it is.
Image: screep cap of Van Jones on State of the Union via CNN
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On his radio show today Glenn Beck responded to Van Jones' shout out to him while he was receiving an award Friday night from the NAACP. Jones said that he loved Beck, and there was nothing Beck could do about it. Beck responded that he loves Van Jones too. His attacks were nothing personal, and he never wanted to see him fired. When confronted with love, Beck could not defend his hate.