Van Jones in Tears on CNN: "This is Vindication For a Lot of People Who Really Have Suffered"

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"I am sorry for the people who lost, but for most, this is a good day," he says.

Van Jones on Saturday morning was brought to tears amid reporting on CNN that Joe Biden had defeated Donald Trump to be the next U.S. President.

The election was called by numerous media outlets after a batch of votes in Pennsylvania propelled Biden to a win.

"It's easier to be a dad this morning. It's easier to tell your kids, 'Character matters, being a good person matters,'" Jones said. "And it's easier for a whole lot of people. If you're Muslim in this country, you don't have to worry that the president doesn't what you here. If you're an immigrant, you don't have to worry if the president is happy your baby has been snatched away."

Through heavy tears, Jones said, "This is vindication for a lot of people who really have suffered. 'I can't breathe." That was not just George Floyd. There were a lot of people who felt like they couldn't breathe."

He added, "This is a big deal; for us to get some peace and have a reset. Being a good man matters. I want my son to look at this. It is a good day for this county. I am sorry for the people who lost, but for most, this is a good day."