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Van Jones Asks Meghan McCain if Her Father Choosing Sarah Palin as Running Mate Led to Trump

Van Jones interviewed Meghan McCain on his CNN show on Saturday, and asked the View co-host if she thought her father’s selection of Sarah Palin as a running mate paved the way for Donald Trump’s presidency.

“One thing your dad got criticized for is picking Sarah Palin,” Jones said. “Maybe he was ahead of his time.”

“Isn’t this the party of Sarah Palin?” Jones asked. “How well do you think Sarah Palin would do in the modern Republican party?”

“I still think President Trump is lightning in a bottle,” McCain responded. “I don’t think he’s going to be emulated very easily.

“I think it’s a very specific man and a very specific moment,” she added.

“The question of Sarah Palin — because I’ve heard it argued to me before, that she was sort of the opening of the populist movement within the Republican party — I’m mixed on it, because part of me thinks, yes that could be true. The other part of me thinks it was just the wave where the party was going.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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