Van Jones on Biden’s Speech “As long as he didn’t embarrass himself, we were going to come out here and praise him”

In an unusual admission, CNN’s Van Jones said Democrats were braced for a “terrible speech” but “as long as he didn’t embarrass himself, we were going to come out here and praise him”

Jones said “That sound that you hear all across the country is the sound of Democrats exhaling. That’s what that is. People would have accepted anything. We just wanted Joe to get out there.”

He continued “So, you know, sometimes when he gets up there you’re afraid he’s going to make a mistake, he’s going to have a gaffe, the expectation is just so low. And then he came out there, and he gave an extraordinary speech.”

“Listen, first of all, it’s very tough just to do the biography,” Jones added. “It’s very tough to do policy, very tough to do attack and contrast, almost impossible to do all three well. He did all three well, and it was authentic. It was an extraordinary speech. And we were prepared for it to be a terrible speech. As long as he didn’t embarrass himself, we were going to come out here and praise him. You don’t have to make anything up tonight. Joe Biden did that thing tonight. Unbelievable. Unbelievable.”

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