Van Jones was pitch perfect in his construction of Donald Trump’s criminality relative to those he accuses of all the things he is likely guilty of doing.
Van Jones calls out Trump and admonishes the media
Van Jones called out Trump, the law & order candidate as a super predator as he admonished the media to report Trump’s criminality vs. those he accuses.
“But I want to say a couple of things,” Van Jones said. “First of all, this is the law and order candidate. Let’s not forget; this is Mister Law and Order who is now on tape confessing to a crime. He’s confessing to sexual assault. This isn’t locker room talk. The problem isn’t the talk, the problem isn’t the bad word, the problem is the bad deeds. He’s saying that he feels he has the right as a star to sexually assault women.”
Jones then pivoted to the manner in which Donald Trump addressed five innocent boys of color for a sexual assault they were innocent of committing.
“Now, the irony here is this for me — this man came on to the scene politically in New York City attacking five innocent black boys accusing them of what — sexual assault,” Van Jones said. “That was the central part of — that’s right, I’m sticking up for my country. That’s right. He comes on the scene. He says these five boys committed sexual assault. They were innocent. He never apologized.”
Van Jones once more pivoted. This time to Trump assigning criminality to Mexican immigrants when in fact he is the criminal.
“Then he comes on the scene and says, Mexican immigrants, are what? Rapist, sexual assaulters,” Jones said. “And it turns out that the sexual assaulter, the super predator is the man running for president. We have a super predator running for president and his name is Donald Trump.”
Van Jones then challenged the media. Implicit within that challenge is a framing of criminality.
“And I want to challenge the media now, put up the pictures of those five young innocent black boys and Donald Trump and ask America who is the thug here?” Jones asked. “Who is the thug? It’s Donald Trump.”
It is clear that Donald Trump’s accusation of others is but a projection of his deeply flawed and immoral character. Those that continue to support him, those that continue to close their eyes to the real man implicitly condone his evil deeds.