CNN's Van Jones: Democratic debate was 'dispiriting,' no evidence party can defeat Trump

CNN's Van Jones: Democratic debate was 'dispiriting,' no evidence party can defeat Trump
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CNN commentator Van Jones described the final debate before the Iowa caucuses as “dispiriting” and said Democrats will have to do better if they’re going to defeat President TrumpDonald John TrumpRouhani says Iran will never seek nuclear weapons Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions Trump says Bloomberg is 'wasting his money' on 2020 campaign MORE.

Jones also lamented the bitter feud between Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders joins Biden atop 2020 Democratic field: poll The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Trump on Clinton's Sanders comments: 'She's the one that people don't like' MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSanders joins Biden atop 2020 Democratic field: poll The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Hillary Clinton tears open wound with her attack on Sanders MORE (D-Mass.) over whether Sanders told Warren that a woman could not win the White House.

“As a progressive to see those two have that level of vitriol was dispiriting,” Jones said.

“And I want to say that tonight for me was dispiriting. Democrats will have to do better than we saw tonight. There was nothing I saw tonight to suggest we’ll be able to take Donald Trump out and I want to see a Democrat in the White House as soon as possible. There was nothing tonight, if you’re looking at this thing, to say any of these people are prepared for what Donald Trump will do to us. And to see further divisions tonight is very dispiriting.”

Warren and Sanders appeared to be involved in a confrontation after the debate, following their conflicting accounts over whether Sanders had told Warren in a December 2018 meeting that a woman could not win the White House.