Van Jones Mocks Trump Tweet: ‘We’re Talking About John Podesta? It’s Nuts!’


CNN’s Van Jones and Jack Kingston clashed tonight over President Trump‘s tweet saying “everybody” has been talking about John Podesta.

Podesta himself responded and called Trump “unhinged,” and Erin Burnett tonight asked exactly what the President gains by tweeting about that.

Kingston said that Trump is good at keeping people “off-balance,” and noted that the President did get everyone talking about Podesta again.

Jones, on the other hand, lamented how this is distracting from what should be the focus: the grave threat from North Korea.

“[Kim Jong Un] is totally crazy and we’re not talking about real threats, we’re talking about John Podesta?”, he asked. “We’re talking about John Podesta this summer? It’s nuts!”

When Kingston insisted that Trump is focused and talking about the issues, Jones shot back, “When you are in your little bathtub with your rubber ducky and telling yourself these stories, that’s wonderful, and I’m sure it sounds great to you.”

And then Kingston had to correct the record by saying “I don’t have any rubber duckies.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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