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“How do I explain this to my children?”: CNN’s Van Jones gives voice to the “nightmare” some are feeling

CNN political commentator and Democratic strategist Van Jones discusses the upset victory of Donald Trump in last night’s presidential race and opinions of minority voters and how to tackle the inevitably tough questions raised by this event.

“It’s hard to be a parent tonight for a lot of us,” Jones said. “You tell your kids, ‘Don’t be a bully.’ You tell your kids, ‘Don’t be a bigot.’ You tell your kids, ‘Do your homework and be prepared.’ And then you have this outcome, and you have people putting children to bed tonight, and they’re afraid of breakfast. They’re afraid of ‘How do I explain this to my children?'”


Tuesday’s election of Donald Trump as the president of the United States has been called many things – “unprecedented,” “shocking” and “stunning” among them.

Many, though, described the election with different words as it relates to women and people of color: failure, “disaster,” “living nightmare.”

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