The View Corners CNN's Van Jones for Being 'All About the Kumbaya' with Bigoted Trump Supporters: You're 'Complicit'
CNN's Van Jones appeared on Thursday's episode of 'The View' and got a grilling from the co-hosts about his approach to President Donald Trump's supporters.
Joy Behar questioned him about being “all about the kumbayah” with Trump voters, despite their enabling of bigotry.
“I was raised right by my mama and my daddy who said, ‘Don’t let bad people make you be a bad person back,'” Jones responded to the criticism. “I’m not going to become what I’m fighting. I think it’s a big danger, and this is a character test for everybody in this country.
Sunny Hostin didn't seem impressed.
"Van, aren’t people complicit when they are looking the other way at the bigotry, at the misogyny, and the messages coming out of this White House?” she said.
“Perhaps they got a tax refund and that tells me because you got a tax refund, you don’t care about what’s happening to my community, my children, to the country," Hostin continued. "That makes you complicit, in my mind.
Jones refused to back down, suggesting his argument was more effective over a "long dinner."
Watch the segment below.