Van Jones found himself at the center of Twitter’s trolls after he reacted to Joe Biden winning the presidential election by breaking down in tears and delivering a speech.
“It’s easier to be a parent this morning, it’s easier to be a dad. It’s easier to tell your kids character matters. It matters. Telling the truth matters, being a good person matters. And it’s easier for a whole lot of people,” he said, holding back tears.
Today is a good day.
It’s easier to be a parent this morning.
Being a good person MATTERS.
This is a big deal.
It’s easy to do it the cheap way and get away with stuff — but it comes back around.
— Van Jones (@VanJones68) November 7, 2020
“If you’re Muslim in this country, you don’t have to worry if the President doesn’t want you here. If you’re an immigrant, you don’t have to worry if the President’s gonna be happy to have babies away or send dreamers back for no reason. It’s vindication for a lot of people who have really suffered,” he continued.
But Twitter was not buying the tears. Users took to their accounts to slam Van Jones, who at times appeared to work closely with the Trump administration.
Take a look at some of the reactions below.
Van Jones: *cries*
us, collectively: pic.twitter.com/lCGEiwmGhu
— cp 👩🏽🦰 (@theBKbelle) November 7, 2020
Heeeeeyyyyyyy so. As a reminder, I don't fuck with Van Jones, and I don't care if he cries on T.V. Immediately after Michelle Obama's rousing, history making speech at the 2016 DNC, he said- through tears – that he was so moved by her, even though she isn't classically beautiful.
— Fiqah (@sassycrass) November 8, 2020
I don’t care how many tears he cries. I’m never gonna forget how Van Jones offered massa a cold mint julep after he all was tuckered out from whipping everybody in sight.
— LDR (@GeniusLR) November 7, 2020
Van Jones is clown, I don’t care how much he cries https://t.co/SDsV93740Y
— Lawrence BartAddison (@LawrenceBA) November 8, 2020