Van Jones criticizes Trump for 'psychotically incoherent' State of the Union address

CNN’s Van Jones criticized President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Dems demand Barr cancel 'inappropriate' press conference on Mueller report DOJ plans to release 'lightly redacted' version of Mueller report Thursday: WaPo Nadler accuses Barr of 'unprecedented steps' to 'spin' Mueller report MORE’s State of the Union address, calling it “a psychotically incoherent speech with cookies and dog poop.”

“He tries to put together in the same speech these warm, kind things about humanitarianism and caring about children,” Jones said on CNN. “At the same time he is demonizing people who are immigrants.”

Fellow CNN commentator former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) interrupted Jones to say that Trump was “demonizing child trafficking.”

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Jones ripped Trump for not mentioning or saying “one positive thing” about the immigrants, transgender service members and others who were brought to the speech as guests of Democratic lawmakers.

“Not mentioning is a bad speech?” Santorum shot back. “He’s supposed to mention everybody you want him to mention?”

“If you’re going to talk about undocumented people,” Jones continued, “then talk about the one who drowned saving people in Houston after [Hurricane Harvey], talk about the people who have given their lives to this country.”

Several Democratic lawmakers brought guests to the State of the Union intended to send a message to Trump, including immigrants facing deportation, government workers who were furloughed during the shutdown and transgender service members.

Trump touched on a number of issues throughout the speech, including abortion, immigration, socialism and North Korea. The House chamber saw a number of apparently divisive moments, with Democratic lawmakers refusing to applaud most of Trump's comments.