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Van Jones’ Credibility Questioned After Praising Trump for Making ‘Extraordinary’ Political Moment

Liberals are vowing to keep resisting Donald Trump after Van Jones lauded the president for honoring a slain Navy SEAL during his congressional address.

The outpouring of opposition sprung up on Twitter Tuesday, Feb. 28, when Jones spoke about the recognition on CNN. Trump gave a tribute to Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens, who was killed in action during a ruined January raid against al-Qaeda militants in Yemen. His widow, Carryn Owens, was in attendance and shown tearing up at the honor.

“He became president of the United States in that moment. Period,” Jones said. “That was one of the most extraordinary moments you have seen in American politics. Period.

“For people who had been hoping that maybe he would remain a divisive cartoon, which he often finds a way to do, they should begin to become a little bit worried tonight,” he said. “Because that thing you just saw him do, if he finds a way to do that over and over again, he’s going to be there for eight years.”

Online, liberals commanded others to resist Trump, mocking Jones for going against his earlier calls to combat the president.

They were outraged that Jones seemed to change his mind about the president so easily after the journalist continuously bashed Trump throughout his presidential campaign and after his victory.

Others users blamed Jones’ new outlook on his need to keep his contributor role at CNN.

Several slammed Jones because he praised Trump for taking advantage of the slain Navy SEAL’s widow.

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