Leftist Van Jones Cheers Trump Speech: ‘He Became President of the United States in That Moment’

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President Donald Trump’s first speech to the joint session of Congress was widely cheered by conservatives – but much more shockingly, by even one of Far Left’s most far left.

Van Jones, former green czar under former Barack Obama’s administration, and a long-time critic of Trump, as well as pretty much all things conservative, had high praise for the president.

He said this of Trump’s tribute to Navy SEAL Ryan Owens, who died during a raid in Yemen: “[It was] one of the most extraordinary moments you have ever seen in American politics, period.”

But he wasn’t yet finished.

Jones also described the tribute as the moment Trump “became president of the United States,” and that it’s just the kind of speech that could lead to a second term.

Trump’s remarks on Owens brought out the mass applause.

He said her husband’s legacy was “etched into eternity,” and that “Ryan died as he lived, a warrior and a hero.”

Cameras flashing to Owens’ widow, Carryn, caught her with tears streaming down her face as Trump daughter, Ivanka, seated to her immediate left, looked on with a kind expression and applauded.

The remarks from Trump resulted in a standing ovation for Carryn, and for the memory of her husband, Ryan.

Jones, on CNN after the speech, said this:

“There are a lot of people who have a lot of reason to be frustrated with [Trump], to be fearful of him. But that was one of the most extraordinary moments you have ever seen in American politics, period. And he did something extraordinary.

“And for people who have been hoping that he would become unifying, hoping that he might find some way to become presidential, they should be happy with that moment. For people who have been 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’s going to be there for eight years,” Jones continued.

“Now, there was a lot that he said in that speech that was counterfactual, that was not right, that I oppose and will oppose. But he did something tonight that you cannot take away from him. He became president of the United States,” he finished.

  • Suresh

    Frankly I don’t give a damn about what Left/liberal loons think.

    Like him , Media , RINO’s, Left/Liberals do not have balls to speak against jihadis/sharia law and often paid to shill for islam.

    And they are clueless about saving their own women and children from jihadis http://tinyurl.com/zcgplm3

    How do you expect them to have enough sense to stand with their citizens against Jihadis and their funders like saudi/OIC

    • TD

      This was Trump’s greatest speech. The one he gave at AIPAC was his 2nd best.

      But we should also commend the Republicans for being good WINGMEN for the President!
      Their support really help provide a shield from the negativity and silence of the Democrats.
      America got to see the speech for what it is – one of the best we’ve ever heard!

      We need to ask the GOP to show more of that, instead of Trump fighting alone!

    • TD

      When Van Jones complimented Trump, He became a real journalist “IN THAT MOMENT”!

    • Pastor C

      Bingo! That must be our primary mission; the decisive defeat of those who seek our subjugation. Any other ‘issue’ pales by comparison because we either won’t be around for any other ‘issue’ to matter, or we will be living under the heavy yoke of Sharia law.

  • Royal B. Demming

    And some Leftists are going ballistic because of this:

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/265967/keith-olberman-attacks-van-jones-praising-daniel-greenfield

    Olberman can’t have anything disrupting his hatred for Trump.

    • TD

      Keith Dobberman.
      Self-Righteous and clueless.

  • karolewsd018

    I cannot believe how lucky we are to have Trump instead of Hillary for our President. This speech showed why.

    Real Americans revolted against the globalist elite! We wanted our jobs and country back! Our healthcare was too expensive. Mine is $700/month now (AND RISING!). My car insurance is still $25 per month (from Insurance Panda), but what Obama’s plans for that were? Things are getting more and more expensive as it is. Can we really afford to support the world’s homeless?

    It is so nice to wake up happy and not worried about our country. It’s in good hands. President Trump is putting America first. It’s been a very long time since that has happened in Washington…from the president or Congress.

    • Alex Yamach

      “My car insurance is still $25 per month (from Insurance Panda)…”.

      Yo, TROLL:

      EVERY SINGLE MESSAGE YOU HAVE POSTED VIA DISQUS ACROSS THE ‘NET HAS YOU SPAMMING FOR “INSURANCE PANDA”.

      Drop dead, but first, take your scam insurance company “Insurance Panda” with you!

  • dingo

    who cares what a racist thinks. Because they don’t think,.. they Hate
    van jones is a white hating individual,and his phony “opinion” will never change the vile “opinions’ he has spewed,since he appeared 8 years ago. ….he won’t change
    Anything he says about Trump, is a lie, His master, barack, Needs van jones to embed himself into the line that has become “enlightened” and wants to be seen as a Team player. bovine excrement !
    The Donald will never need ppl like van jones, to “Accept” him. …..never
    This righteous, and very American Bell has Been Rung.

    • Sunflower

      He is married to President Jimmie Carter’s niece, Jana.

  • Craig

    You were wrong, there, Pam…that was COMMUNIST Van Jones. All I want to know about Van Jones is when he takes his last breath.

  • Dennis

    His comments (Van Jones) are the same comments that were made by Chris Wallace of Fox news. I also came away with the same conclusion. Now all of those liberals and frustrated losers of the last election should stop their immovable hateful conduct and give Trump a chance to do what is best for this country. I took from this speech that it was time to end all the divisiveness that seems to be choking our system of government, and I believe that was the direction that Trump sees happening here. We simply have to understand that while we may have different views, we all must accept that their is always a position of compromise that would be best for us as citizens of these United States. I know that Trump is a “street fighter” and he sometimes reacts in ways that are not acceptable to those who have different thoughts on subjects, but he is a non-politician, and he functions and acts as a businessman, and he will do things and implement things as quickly and as efficiently as possible to generate the best result, and we all need to accept that is his natural conduct, conduct which I believe came out of his speech. The powers within the media, and the power brokers within the political arenas will never give up what they have, and the people need to recognize that, and understand that their elected representatives are there to represent the people’s best interests, not their own. Everything that Trump proposes, to me, is America first, its’ people first, and the country and then the free world will benefit, and that approach must be sacrosanct. That is what Trump was saying in that brilliant speech that he delivered last night. I hope that the liberals and the media will finally see the light of day, and though I would not expect them to foresake what makes them liberal, I would expect them to take what Trump is offering, and that is the opportunity to come to agreements that are best for this country first, foremost and always. There I said it the way I believe Trump would say it.

  • Gary Dickson

    Americans finally have a chance to do what is best for their country.

  • patriotusa2

    Even during Trump’s worst days, he was a better man than Van Jones! I’m thoroughly shocked that Jones could muster up anything decent to say!

    • TD

      ” I’m thoroughly shocked that Jones could muster up anything decent to say!”
      I know!
      To borrow a phrase from Van Jones in this article: He became a real journalist “IN THAT MOMENT”!

  • Mahou Shoujo

    The facts are the facts, apparently there is potential for some leftists to be reasonably honest on occasion. Must encourage such activity, a few converts is always nice.

    • TD

      And the Republicans for their cheering and support. We need to tell them the President needs more of it!
      John McCain, etc.
      Last night, the Republicans finally had our President’s “back”!

      • Mahou Shoujo

        mccain and the other senile has beens of the rino era should be quietly put out to pasture, they are has beens that never were, they can do no good, as they are encumbrances on any form of progress.

        • TD

          Still, they can be useful by “clapping” right?

          • Mahou Shoujo

            Not really their absence is much more useful.

          • TD

            Haha

          • Craig

            Having democrats at the bottom of the sea would be “much more useful”.

          • Mahou Shoujo

            Suppose bottom feeders aren’t too fussy, they will eat democrats.

          • Pathfinder0100

            There you go again and now I’m back on the floor again,,,

          • Mahou Shoujo

            It is getting better, I can now pay lawyers retainer electronically.

          • Pathfinder0100

            I have a 1st cousin, Gary Busey, that is the king of one-liners. Mahou you are the queen of em!!

          • Mahou Shoujo

            Writing is one thing, but bigger boobs pays better, don’t make much at this.

      • Craig

        John ‘Hanoi Songbird” McCain. Anti-American activist and supporter of the communist democrats….THAT McCain.

        • Pathfinder0100

          Ah Craig you know him well!! He’s a bum isn’t he??

      • Pathfinder0100

        TD don’t expect very much from “Songbird” McCain.

    • Pathfinder0100

      This is true Mahou.

  • Craig

    Van Jones is a hard-line communist. He is a twisted, evil person who wanted to add a sterilization agent to drinking water to get rid of people. DO NOT be swayed by his slipping for a moment.

  • Milo Yiannopoulos n’Solidarity

    Van Jones has coma around a long way. Consider where he was in Obama’s administration.

  • Poptoy1949

    Van Jones is a Communist Red Diaper Piece of $hit that is given to much air time. May he Rot in HELL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • michaelofsydney

    Little by little. It was however a HUGE statement for one of Trumps’ most avowed detractors to acknowledge “He became President in that moment”. The world cried for Mr. Owens, his wife and with the President and America. If such hardened opponents can state, “He became President of the United States…”, then millions more will have shared that sentiment too. He said this on CNN! The “Not my President’ brigade just lost one of their pin up boys. The goal is to win them over…to allow Trump to have a chance. BTW, from Sydney Australia, I have the President and 1st Lady on my prayer list. I trust you do too.

  • aebe

    From a self avowed antiConsitutionalist , high praise indeed . Does it strike a balance for the roadkill tripe that has spewn from his mouth ? Nope .

    Validate your 2nd Amendment Rights.. Carry

  • James Stamulis

    No Van Jones you Communist racist scumbag Trump was always President of all America and your moment of clarity does not change what you are and why Obama hired your ass as the so called green jobs czar when your specialty was creating race riots and still is! Make no mistake this is the same POS who played a big part in 8 years of race baiting and the creation of Black Lies Matter and too many cops and innocents have been attacked and killed because of this garbage!!!

    • Dana

      Very very well put. Sometimes we people with short memories need that little wake up reminder.

      Thanks.

    • Kathy Brown, Esq.

      Amen to that James! Like ANYONE with even one functioning brain cell would buy this for a second!

      There are few people more loathsome than this POS, and all you listed is exactly right. We must all remember: These people are ALINSKYITES, whose specialty is deception. Now they’re still all communists, atheists and marxists but they are past-masters at appearing to be pro-middle class. Alinsky’s schtick was LIE LIE LIE, and Van Jones is a devout Alinsky acolyte.

  • Steve

    A few liberals are catching on and probably wondering what their future careers are looking like with the “progressives”.

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