CNN's Van Jones Challenges Media To Hold Trump Accountable For Attacks On Innocent Central Park Five

Jones: “Put Up The Pictures Of Those Five Young Innocent Black Boys And Donald Trump, And Ask America Who Is A Thug Here?”

From the October 9 editoin of CNN's State of the Union:

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VAN JONES: Well look, this is a shocking kind of moment, I think, for the country. But I just want to say a couple things. First of all, this is the “law and order” candidate. Let's not forget, this is Mr. Law and Order who is now on tape confessing to a crime. He's confessing to sexual assault. This isn't locker room talk. The problem isn't the talk, the problem isn't the bad words, the problem is the bad deeds. He's saying that he feels he has the right, as a “star,” to sexually assault women. Now, the irony here is this, for me -- this man came on to the scene politically in New York City attacking five innocent black boys accusing them of what? Sexual assault. That was the Central Park --

[Chants of “U-S-A” from onlookers]

JONES: -- Yeah, that's right, I'm sticking up for my country. That's right. He comes onto the scene. He says these five boys committed sexual assault. They were innocent. He's never apologized. Then he comes onto the scene and says Mexican immigrants are what? Rapists, sexual assaulters. And it turns out that the sexual assaulter, the super predator, is the man running for president. We have a super predator running for president, his name is Donald Trump. And, I want to challenge the media now, put up the pictures of those five young innocent black boys and Donald Trump, and ask America who is a thug here? Who is a thug? It's Donald Trump.


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