“It’s easier to be a parent this morning. It’s easier to be a dad. It’s easier to tell your kids character matters, telling the truth matters, being a good person matters. And it’s easier for a whole lot of people,” said Anthony Kapel “Van” Jones CNN host in a touching moment, as he wept live on air after learning that Joe Biden was projected to be the next United States President.
The American news commentator, author, and lawyer Jones declared the victory as “vindication for a lot of people who have really suffered.” Tears rolled down from his eyes as he was visibly overcome with relief.
He added, “It’s vindication for a lot of people who have really suffered. ‘I can’t breathe’ – that wasn’t just George Floyd; that‘s a lot of people who felt they couldn’t breathe. Every day you’re waking up, you’re getting these tweets and you’re going to the store and people – who have been afraid to show their racism – are getting nastier and nastier.”
The American news commentator also said that if one is a Muslim in this country he/she don’t have to worry the president not wanting them here. “If you’re an immigrant you don’t have to worry the president gonna be happy to have babies snatched away or send dreamers back for no reason,” said Jones echoing the sentiments of many.
Jones is the co-founder of several non-profit organizations, a three-time New York Times bestselling author, a CNN host and contributor and an Emmy Award winner as well. The new commenter received praise on social media for his honest commentary. Twitteratis even thanked him for his impassioned address.
He added, “You spent so much of your life energy just trying to hold it together and this is a big deal for us just to be able to get some peace and to have a chance for a reset. It’s a good day for this country.”
Biden’s decisive victory call came in from Pennsylvania, which gave him the necessary electoral votes to clinch the presidency.
Biden will be joined by Kamala Harris (senator) as the vice president of the US- also becoming the first woman and the first African American and Asian American person to ever hold the position.