CNN’s Van Jones: Trump 'Became President of the United States Tonight'

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<p>From the man who infamously declared, on Election Night 2016, that Donald Trump&rsquo;s win over Hillary Clinton was &ldquo;whitelash&rdquo; to a black president, CNN commentator Van Jones had a vastly different tone Tuesday night. The President&rsquo;s address to a joint session of Congress was applauded by many for the emotional tone struck while speaking to the wife of slain Navy SEAL Ryan Owens; to which Jones declared &ldquo;He became President of the United States in that moment. Period&rdquo;</p>

<p>&ldquo;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 at him,&rdquo; he continued, &ldquo;But that was one of the most extraordinary moments you have ever seen in American politics period.&rdquo;</p>

<p>He described that portion of the speech as &ldquo;extraordinary&rdquo; and said that for those who held out in their belief that Trump could be presidential and unifying, &ldquo;they should be happy with that moment.&rdquo; But he had a dire warning for Democrats who think that they can just stroll into the White House in four years:</p>

<p>For people hoping that maybe he would remain a divisive cartoon, which he often finds a way to do, they should begin to become 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&#39;ll be there for eight years. Now, there is a lot he said in that speech that was counter factual, that was not right and I oppose and will oppose but he did something tonight that you can&#39;t take away from him. He became president of the United States.</p>

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