Van Jones goes off on Trump surrogate: ‘Back off’


A fiery exchange over Donald Trump’s presidential election victory ultimately resulted in CNN contributor Van Jones telling Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany to “back off.”

The verbal altercation between Jones and McEnany on Wednesday night erupted over concerns that a Trump presidency could lead to an extreme new reality for certain minorities.

{mosads}McEnany insisted that Jones “correct the fear” among minorities that Trump would institute internment camps, causing Jones to snap.

“You need to back off,” Jones fired back.

“Have a little empathy and understanding for people who are afraid because your candidate is one of the most explosively provocative candidates in the history of our country, and there’s a price to be paid for that.”

As McEnany began to respond, Jones pushed back: “I am not going to be talked over tonight. I’m not.”

He went on to tell McEnany and fellow Trump surrogate Jeffrey Lord that Trump has scared a lot of immigrant families into thinking they could be deported — or worse.

“If you want unity, and I want unity, and I’m working harder for unity than anyone on this stage, I guarantee you,” Jones told the panel. “If you want unity, we have to hear the pain first before you tell people they’re wrong to hurt.”

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