CNN’s Van Jones weighed-in on the President’s State of the Union address Tuesday evening; calling the speech a “wake up call” for Democrats and saying the Commander-in-Chief is helping African-American communities “in real life.”
“I think the last 24 hours have been a big wake-up call for Democrats. The Iowa Caucus was a debacle and this was a very strong speech, and it shows what he needs to do to win,” said Jones.
WAKE UP, folks. The #IowaCaucus was a debacle, followed by a strong #SOTU speech laying out Trump's strategy to win – which includes going for Black voters. This was a warning shot from the Trump campaign to liberals, and we need to take this VERY seriously in order to win. @CNN pic.twitter.com/bgBFms9jtN
— Van Jones (@VanJones68) February 5, 2020
“What he was saying to African-Americans can be effective. You may not like it, but he mentioned HBCUs [historically black colleges and universities] — our black colleges have been struggling for a long time, a bunch of them have gone under — he threw a lifeline to them, in real life, in his budget. He talked about that. He talked about the criminal justice reform. He talked about opportunity zones. He talked about school choice,” he added.
Watch Jones’ comments above.