On last night’s coverage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, CNN’s Van Jones discussed Donald Trump’s divisive acceptance speech.
In the clip, Jones says that the Republican presidential candidate’s speech describes a dystopian, “Mad Max” America that is not reflective of the realities of Black people.
“I work in some of the toughest neighborhoods and in some of the toughest cities in this country. And I don’t know what he is talking about when he describes the country,” Jones explains. “It was some schizophrenic, psychopathic attempt to pull apart the Obama coalition, and from a political point of view he even botched that … He says he is going to reach out to African-Americans and deal with their economic pain — it’s hard to get a job with a criminal record. Every other leader in the country — on both sides of the aisle — has talked about criminal justice. He didn’t.”