Van Jones hammered the Republican Party’s double standards for presidential behavior on Thursday by pointing out how its leaders are being almost completely silent in the face of chaos from their own president.
During a CNN segment Thursday morning, Jones also said that there’s no way the GOP would have been similarly quiet if former President Barack Obama had ever behaved in the way that Trump does on a daily basis.
“If Barack Obama had done just half of what Trump did last week, he wouldn’t have been impeached, he would have been in Guantanamo,” Jones said. “They would have just said, ‘There’s something wrong with this guy, he’s no longer here, Biden’s the president… we’re moving on.”
Among other things, Jones pointed to the massive number of departures and firings at the Trump White House over the last month, as well as the controversy surrounding Trump’s attorney paying alleged hush money to a porn star in exchange for silence over a past affair.
Elsewhere in the CNN segment, Jones expressed sympathy for White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who has reportedly come under fire from the president over her handling of the Daniels scandal.
“Even as talented a spin master as her, she’s tap dancing on marbles all day,” he said. “At some point you’re going to slip. The marbles are not coming from Sarah Huckabee. They’re coming from the oval office, from the president, from his conduct, from the fact he has all these sleazy people around him trying to cover up the sleazy stuff he does in a sleazy way.”
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