On Thursday morning, political commentator Van Jones appeared on “The View” to discuss his intense political coverage and reaction to the 2016 presidential campaign.
According to Jones, both Republicans and Democrats need to take a long look at their parties to excise small minorities of people that have hijacked their parties and given them bad names.
“It would be unfair to Trump voters to say that they’re all racist,” Jones said.
“Both political parties, I think, have a big problem.”
According to Jones, liberals aren’t all elitist but have let a “snobby” group of people speak for the party for far too long.
“We have somehow let a little camp of elitist sounding, snobby people come into the party, and it’s obnoxious,” Jones said.
“They talk down to people, and everybody hates it.”
“Everybody knows we have a problem with elitists.”
Similarly, Jones believes that Republicans as a whole are not racist, but need to acknowledge the portion of the party that espouses hate.
“They have somehow created a space for a small number of racially hateful people to come into their party, and they have to deal with that too,” Jones said.
Jones explained to the ladies of “The View,” that Democrats need to acknowledge that they aren’t a totally tolerant group of voters.
“The majority of white people voted against Obama both times. The majority of white people in California both times,” Jones said.
“We keep patting ourself on the back and saying, ‘We elected a black president.'”
According to Jones, Democrats did not elect the first black president; people of color elected the first black president.
Later in the segment, when Joy Behar noted that former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told her there was no way Trump could win, Jones responded with one word.