Source: Van Jones was ‘Completely Blindsided’ During ‘The View’ Interview

Source Says Van Jones Felt ‘Completely Blindsided’ During Contentious Interview on ‘The View’

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After making an appearance on ABC’s The View last week, political commentator and CNN host Van Jones says “he felt like” the hosts “were rude, and he was completely blindsided by how they questioned him,” according to New York Post’s Page Six.

Last Friday, Jones appeared on the daily morning talk show to promote his latest documentary, The Reunited States, which is co-produced by The View’s co-host Meghan McCain. During his interview, co-host Sunny Hostin questioned him for giving former President Donald Trump “racial cover.”

Jones took to Twitter to give his side of the story.

An insider familiar with the incident stated that Jones knew about the line of questioning beforehand, and said this:

“Producers told him they would question him about his flip-flopping. Sunny and Ana, like many other influential voices, gave Van the chance to not only address his conflicting political positions but also his cozy relationship with [Trump],” they said.

“It’s unfortunate that instead of addressing the very real distrust of him within the Black community, Van chooses to attack two women of color via social media, hiding behind the guise of ‘unity,’” they continued. “Van is taking a page from Donald Trump’s playbook, whom he called the ‘uniter-in-chief’ in 2018. His exposure as a persona non grata in the Black community is clearly jeopardizing his grift.”