Van Jones to Trump Supporter on CNN: ‘I Am Not Going to Be Talked Over Tonight’

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Last night, CNN commentator Van Jones got heated in an exchange with Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany. After Jones spoke about how Latinos, Muslims, African-Americans, and other minority groups are fearful of Trump’s presidency, McEnany accused him of “stoking fears.”

“You should correct that fear,” said McEnany. “Donald Trump has never proposed internment camps.”

Pointing out that he never mentioned interment camps, Jones shot McEnany down:

“You need to back off. You need to have a little bit of empathy and understanding for people who are afraid because your candidate has been one of the most explosively provocative candidates in the history of our country. And there’s a price to be paid for that.”

When McEnany tried to interrupt, Anderson Cooper urged her to let him speak. “I am not finished,” Jones said angrily. “I am not going to be talked over tonight, I am not. You have people who are terrified, and you have to take some responsibility for it. I am not spreading the terror. I am trying to damp it down.”