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CNN’s Van Jones Rips ‘Borderline Hatefest’ at GOP Convention

van jonesCNN’s Van Jones had some serious problems with the portion of tonight’s Republican National Convention that focused on victims of crimes committed by illegal immigrants.

Donald Trump has made that a major part of his campaign over the past year, starting with the death of Kate Steinle last summer.

But it alarmed Jones tonight that the rhetoric being used tonight is “dangerous” and “takes a whole group of people… and associates them with their very worst elements, that is the very definition of bigotry.”

He went so far as to call it a “borderline hatefest.”

Immediately a few of his fellow panelists flipped out and fought him on the issue.

You can watch how that unfolded above, via CNN.

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