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CNN's Van Jones praises Trump

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Hell may have just froze over, as Van Jones recognizes Trump as becoming Presidetial during his speach last night.

Although many Democrats in the room had a hard time applauding there was much to applaud. It was as though Trump went out of his way to show how messed up they were, many times announcing goals that Democrats have been hoping for, and looking to them for a response. One could see them looking to each other to see if they should respond or continue sitting unreponsive.

 The one moment they could not ignore was his recognition of the sacrifice of Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William "Ryan" Owens.

“Ryan's legacy is etched into eternity,” Trump stated.

"Ryan laid down his life for his friends, for his country, and for our freedom — we will never forget him.”


Van Jones praised President Trump for honoring the widow of a Navy SEAL killed during a raid in Yemen, saying "he became president of the United States in that moment, period."

"There are a lot of people who have a lot of reason to be frustrated with him, to be fearful of him, to be mad of him, but that was one of the most extraordinary moments you have ever seen in American politics, period," Jones said on CNN.

Jones, a liberal commentator who frequently criticizes Trump, said the president did something "extraordinary."

"And for people who had been hoping he would become unifying, hoping that he might find someway to become presidential, they should be happy with that moment," Jones said.

"For people who have been hoping that maybe he would remain a divisive cartoon, which he often finds a way to do, they should be a little bit worried tonight. Because that thing you just saw him do, if he finds a way to do that over and over again, he's going to be there for eight years."