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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 TrumpSacha Baron Cohen calls out 'danger of lies, hate and conspiracies' in Golden Globes speech Sorkin uses Abbie Hoffman quote to condemn Capitol violence: Democracy is 'something you do' Ex-Trump aide Pierson planning run for Congress MORE.

Jones also lamented the bitter feud between Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSenate Democrats nix 'Plan B' on minimum wage hike Senate mulls changes to .9 trillion coronavirus bill NFL's Justin Jackson praises Sanders for opposing Biden's USDA nominee MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenSenate mulls changes to .9 trillion coronavirus bill Exclusive: How Obama went to bat for Warren Minimum wage setback revives progressive calls to nix Senate filibuster 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.