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Van Jones: Trump Honoring Ryan Owens ‘One of the Most Extraordinary Moments’ in Political History

Following President Donald Trump’s address to the joint session of Congress tonight, CNN political commentator Van Jones pointed out that there was one “extraordinary” moment that sealed Trump as the President of the United States.”

After a clip was played of Trump addressing slain Navy SEAL William ‘Ryan’ Owens’ widow — in which Carryn Owens was given a long standing ovation after Trump honored her husband — Jones explained how powerful that all was to the American public.

“He became President of the United States in that moment,” Jones said. “Period.”

He continued, “There are a lot of people who have a lot of reason to be frustrated with him, fearful of him, mad at him. But that was one of the most extraordinary moments you have ever seen in American politics period.”

The one-time Obama adviser noted that those hoping that Trump could become unifying should be happy with that moment. However, for those hoping he’d “remain a divisive cartoon,” Jones warned them that “they should be a little worried tonight.”

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

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