They sound like crazy 'people on the subway': Watch Van Jones ridicule Trump's die-hard GOP apologists
CNN political commentator and former Obama staffer Van Jones (image via screengrab).

CNN's Van Jones on Friday mocked the idea that people shouldn't worry about President Donald Trump's attempts to fire special counsel Robert Mueller because the president eventually backed off his demands after White House counsel Don McGahn threatened to quit.

In particular, Jones noted that it shouldn't have taken the threat of mass resignations to get Trump to understand that firing the special prosecutor just a month after he had fired former FBI Director James Comey would have been bad for his presidency.

"The fact that they are holding back a freight train with dental floss half the time -- that is not good," he said. "And that's where we are here."

Jones then went on to mock the GOP for trying to brush all of Trump's actions away by launching a conspiracy theory about a "secret society" within the FBI dedicated to taking Trump down.

"Crazy talk!" Jones exclaimed. "This is some foolishness... this is not the random person on the subway saying this, these are senators and congresspeople, on the relevant committees! I'm like, what is wrong with the Republican Party."

Jones then went on to say that he's not too surprised that the GOP has devolved into spouting wild conspiracy theories given that its party's leader often spouted wild conspiracies about former President Barack Obama's birth certificate.

"When you spend eight years attacking Obama over crazy stuff, you build up a culture of crazy," he said.

Watch the video below.