Van Jones: ‘Terrified’ by Trump’s ‘Schizophrenic Psychopathic’ Speech

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<p>Thursday marked the final day of the Republican National Convention and Donald Trump himself was the grand finale. Trump&rsquo;s speech was well received by the crowd but CNN commentator Van Jones wasn&rsquo;t having any of it. &ldquo;<strong>I&#39;ve never felt this way in my life,</strong>&rdquo; Jones stated, &ldquo;<strong>You&#39;re either inspired by this or you&#39;re terrified by it. I&rsquo;m terrified by it.</strong>&rdquo; It was all a part of a rant he delivered on CNN&rsquo; <em>America&rsquo;s Choice 2016</em> programming.</p>

<p>Jones claimed he tried to listen to Trump with an open mind, &ldquo;<strong>I came here tonight with an open heart.</strong>&rdquo; &ldquo;<strong>I was prepared to hear him do something extraordinary,</strong>&rdquo; he continued. But only found a few bright spots in that evening&rsquo;s speeches, &ldquo;If you have a pulse, if you have a functioning brain stem, you should have been saluting Ivanka Trump.&rdquo; &ldquo;<strong>But what Donald Trump did tonight is a disgrace,</strong>&rdquo; he spat.</p>

<p>There was also a lot of resentment from Jones for Trump&rsquo;s messages to the Black and Hispanic communities:</p>

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<p>I work in some of the toughest neighborhoods, in some of the toughest communities, in this country and I don&#39;t know what he&#39;s talking about when he describes the country he&#39;s talking about. <strong>And there was some schizophrenic psychopathic attempt to pull apart the Obama coalition, but from a political point of view, he even botched that. &nbsp;</strong></p>
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<p>Jones seemed to also try his hand at being prophet. He conjured images of the rise of authoritarian leaders throughout history and argued that is what he felt after Trump&rsquo;s speech. &ldquo;<strong>I have read in history being in moments where there&#39;s some big authoritarian movement of some leader that&#39;s rising up,</strong>&rdquo; he warned, &ldquo;<strong>And I felt that way tonight and it was terrifying to me.</strong>&rdquo;</p>

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