Van Jones: Liberals 'Spend so Much Time Freaking Out' About Everything Trump Does

March 25, 2018

CNN political commentator Van Jones on Sunday said that liberals "spend so much time freaking out" about everything President Donald Trump does on a daily basis that they are unable to properly respond when their outrage is warranted.

"State of the Union" guest host Brianna Keilar floated a conspiracy theory to Jones and the rest of her CNN panel that Trump may have intentionally announced Thursday that he is replacing Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster with John Bolton as his new national security adviser to distract from Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model who alleges she had an affair with Trump.

Jones said that Trump's pick of Bolton was a bad decision whether he chose him as a distraction or because he supports Bolton's policies, calling the former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. a "warmonger" and saying that he is not afraid of "preemptive nuclear strikes" against North Korea or Iran.

"I just have to say, liberals and progressives spend so much time freaking out about every tweet, everything that Donald Trump does," Jones added. "Every day is armageddon, that then when somebody comes in who might bring us armageddon, we're out of adjectives."

"I think Bolton is very dangerous, and I think we've exhausted ourself on everything else," Jones continued. "This is a very important development in our country."