A remarkable moment on the American news channel CNN: political commentator Van Jones cannot hold back his tears when he learns that Joe Biden has won the American presidential election. Being a parent has become easier today.
With his win in Pennsylvania, Biden can no longer be overtaken by Donald Trump. Kamala Harris makes history as America’s first female vice president.
Van Jones says: “It was easier to be a parent this morning. It’s easier to be a dad. It’s easier. It’s easier to tell your kids Character Matters. It matters. Tell him the truth matters. Being a good person matters.”
“And it’s easier for a lot of people. If you’re Muslim, in this country, you don’t have to worry if your president doesn’t want you here. If you’re an immigrant, you don’t have to worry if the president’s going to be happy to have babies snatched away or sits in dreamers. Back for no reason.”
“That’s been the case for a lot of people who have really suffered. You know, I can’t breathe. You know, that wasn’t just George Floyd. There’s a lot of people who felt they couldn’t breathe every day. You’re waking up, you’re getting these tweets, and you just don’t know, and you’re going to the store and people who have been afraid to show their racism.”
“I’m getting nastier and nastier, and you’re worried about your kids, and you’re worried about your sister, and can’t she just go to Walmart and get back into her car without somebody saying something to her, and you spent so much of your life energy. Just trying to hold it together.”
“And this is a big deal for us just to be able to get some peace, and it and have a chance for her for a reset and the character of the country matters and being a good man matters. You know, I just want my sons to sit to look at this.”
“Look at this, you know it’s easy to do it at the cheap way and get away with stuff, but it comes back around, it comes back around, and this is a good day for this country. I’m sorry for the people who lost. For them, it is not a good day, but for a whole lot of people, it’s a good day,” he concludes.