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Van Jones: 'People are depressed' by primary process, just want 'somebody to vote for against Trump'

CNN analyst Van Jones on Tuesday said he thinks that Democratic voters "are depressed" and "sad" over the Democratic primary process, saying that it is a "messy, confusing choice" and Democrats "just want somebody to vote for against Trump."

“I think people are depressed,” Jones said while discussing the large split of Democratic votes. “I think people are sad. I think people can't figure out which of the people they're supposed to vote for, and people are waiting to come out and vote against Trump.”

"This is a messy, confusing choice," the former Obama adviser continued. "People are sad and depressed, and people just want somebody to vote for against Trump."

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Jones's comments come following Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSocially-distanced 'action figure' photo of G7 leaders goes viral Progressives want to tighten screws beyond Manchin and Sinema Overnight Energy: Biden seeks to reassert US climate leadership | President to 'repeal or replace' Trump decision removing protections for Tongass | Administration proposes its first offshore wind lease sale MORE (I-Vt.) winning a tight New Hampshire primary, finishing just ahead of former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegButtigieg: Bipartisan deal on infrastructure 'strongly preferred' OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden ends infrastructure talks with key Republican | Colonial Pipeline CEO grilled over ransomware attack | Texas gov signs bills to improve power grid after winter storm Biden ends infrastructure talks with key Republican MORE and Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHouse unveils antitrust package to rein in tech giants Democrats reintroduce bill to create 'millionaires surtax' Senate Democrats befuddled by Joe Manchin MORE (D-Minn.). It was also a night where top-tier candidates Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenMark Cuban: ProPublica 'not being honest' about taxes on wealthy On The Money: Bipartisan Senate group rules out tax hikes on infrastructure | New report reignites push for wealth tax New report reignites push for wealth tax MORE (D-Mass.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenEx-Biden adviser says Birx told him she hoped election turned out 'a certain way' Cheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' News leaders deal with the post-Trump era MORE struggled, finishing fourth and fifth respectively.

Jones also called Sanders "a phenomenon" but noted the media talks "about everybody but Bernie" for "whatever reason."

"Bernie Sanders is a phenomenon," he said. "He doesn't get attention. People don't talk about him."

"He's doing stuff we don't talk about, he appeals to young people, people of color, he's got an army of donors," Jones continued. "If anybody else had all that we'd say this guy is our guy. But for whatever reason we talk about everybody but Bernie."

The Nevada caucuses will be held on Feb. 22, with the next Democratic debate in Las Vegas happening on Feb. 19.