On CNN’s State of the Union Sunday, former Obama administration “green czar” Van Jones, now a CNN contributor, accused Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump of “inspiring” racist groups, according to Breitbart.
In the segment, host Jake Tapper played an audio clip from a robocall making the rounds in Iowa from a white nationalist group that supports Trump but has no official connection to him. Tapper asked for comments, and Jones responded,
“It will be denounced. It should be denounced. But this is troubling. If I were Trump, is it time to look in the mirror? Who am I inspiring? Who am I attracting? Why will horrible racist groups say the I’m the only candidate that speaks for them? My deep concern is that Donald Trump is beginning to legitimate some of the dark things that have been in our country for some time and starting to let them elevate, let them rise. If I were Trump I would look in the mirror.”
If only the media had ever wondered what elements Barack Obama inspired and attracted when he was campaigning (and which ones he continues to inspire as President), and what "horrible racist groups" felt that Obama was the only candidate that spoke for them.
Read more about the radical Van Jones here at the Freedom Center's Discover the Networks site.