CNN host Van “Whitelash” Jones appeared on a politics-only segment of ABC’s ‘The View’ on Wednesday.
The pundit was there to discuss Bob Corker’s criticism of Trump, the crisis in Puerto Rico, the Harvey Weinstein revelations and more.
But the discussion went off the rails, with Jones admitting that the Democratic Party has lost its way.
The party, he says in the clip, is more concerned with being “mad” at Trump voters than actually fixing the problems that caused former Democrats to vote Republican.
See the clip below:
Partial transcript from RCP:
VAN JONES: Right now I don’t see Democrats looking at the situation and saying, you know what, maybe we drew our circle too small.
I love that we’re hugging LGBT and Muslims and all the people who usually don’t get a hug. We’re hugging them, but maybe we need a bigger hug, and include some of those folks in Appalachia…
There may be some leaders how are, unfortunately… When I listen to liberals, when they’re not on TV trying to make it sound good, we’re still in grief; we’re still mad.
And we’re not just mad at Trump, who we should be mad at. We’re mad at every single person who voted for Trump, even people who have no jobs, even coal miners who have black lung disease and who are dying and Democrats don’t have anything to say about it for years.
In my conversations with liberals, it’s like ‘they,’ ‘those’ Trump voters, ‘them.’ ‘I don’t understand how those people could ever do that.’ In America, we don’t have to agree. We have to try to understand.
In other words, The Donald’s drivin’ ’em crazy!