Watch: Jones, Lord Spar Over Trump, Racism


CNN Political Commentators Van Jones and Jeffrey Lord engaged in a spirited debate about racism and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during CNN’s Super Tuesday coverage. Jones said, “[T]he things that Donald Trump has done, and not just in this race, are horribly offensive. … You can go back to the Central Jogger case, where he came out, and had innocent black kids winding up in prison.” Lord then cut in to say, “No, innocent kids.” Jones continued, “I agree with you about a lot. I think that we have taken him not seriously, we have not respected his voters, but there is a dark underside here…he is whipping up and tapping into, and pushing buttons that are very, very frightening to me, and frightening to a lot of people. Number one, when he is playing funny with the Klan, that is not cool.” After Lord said Trump didn’t “play funny with the Klan.” Jones stated, “I know this man when he gets passionate about terrorism. I know how he talks about terrorism. The Klan is a terrorist organization that has killed –.” Lord then cut in to say the Klan is a “leftist terrorist organization.” Jones countered, “You can put whatever