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The Moment That Van Jones Says was Trump’s Most Presidential Yet

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Following U.S. President Donald Trump’s address to a Joint Session of Congress, CNN commentator Van Jones determined the moment where he says the President had finally begun to look the part.

Jones suggested that Trump acted most presidential when he honored the widow of slain Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens during his speech.

Jones explained to Anderson Cooper,

“He became President of the United States in that moment, period.”

He continued, “That was one of the most extraordinary moments you have ever seen in American politics.”
Jones noted that, although he disagrees with the President, he believes that this moment may show a certain degree of growth for Trump, and that he may actually be settling into the role of President.

“If he finds a way to do that over and over again, he’s going to be there for eight years,” Jones explained. Shortly after, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said to Cooper, “I find myself in agreement with Van Jones, for the first time in my political life.”

Jones suggested that Trump acted most presidential when he honored the widow of slain Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens during his speech.

Jones explained to Anderson Cooper,

“He became President of the United States in that moment, period.”

He continued, “That was one of the most extraordinary moments you have ever seen in American politics.”
Jones noted that, although he disagrees with the President, he believes that this moment may show a certain degree of growth for Trump, and that he may actually be settling into the role of President.
“If he finds a way to do that over and over again, he’s going to be there for eight years,” Jones explained. Shortly after, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said to Cooper, “I find myself in agreement with Van Jones, for the first time in my political life.”

This is of critical importance right now, as Owens’ father recently called for an investigation into the failed raid. In an interview with the Miami Herald, Owens’ father was critical of many things, including the President’s motivation for signing off to execute a mission less than a week into his administration, especially after signing his executive order which effectively barred individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States just a day before the Yemen raid. Owens believes this action may have compromised the operation which resulted in the death of his son.

The Trump administration has repeatedly failed to call the raid what it was — a disaster. However, military officials have countered the administration’s claims and have told The New York Times that “everything went wrong” during the mission. Officials in the Trump administration also went so far as to claim that questioning the raid, especially in the form of an investigation, would somehow tarnish the legacy of Owens’ son. This is a statement that his father wholly disagrees with.

The raid was previously organized while former President Barack Obama was in office. However, the operation was put on hold until military leaders felt was the optimal time. Since the raid was executed, reports have shown that the President did not have sufficient intel prior to approving it.

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