“It’s hard to be a parent tonight for a lot of us”
CNN commentator Van Jones has had a long day. Like many Democrats across the nation, he started the day hopeful and has ended it in disbelief.
Democrats, Republicans, and the world at large will have to head to bed tonight without a single word from Hillary Clinton. At 11 p.m. PST, her campaign announced they will continue counting every vote and will likely address the nation in the morning.
But sadly, Clinton supporters know what’s coming, and Jones explained all their fears for a Trump presidency in less than 90 seconds.
.@VanJones68 on #ElectionNight: "This was a whitelash against a changing country" https://t.co/DumWoBvixe https://t.co/Kmt2eBJxci— CNN (@CNN) 1478670873.0
In a now viral quote, Jones, in a measured tone, says,
“It’s hard to be a parent tonight for a lot of us. You tell your kids don’t be a bully. You tell your kids don’t be a bigot. You tell your kids do your homework and be prepared. Then you have this outcome… We have talked about everything but race tonight. We have talked about income, class, region. We haven’t talked about race. This was a white-lash. This was a white-lash against a changing country. It was a white-lash against a black president in part, and that’s the part where the pain comes.”
Now may be the time for rest, but tomorrow we will have to face our future as a nation, together.