Thursday, May 24, 2018

CNN Anchor VAN JONES Doesn't Hold Back — Praises Trump video

CNN's Van Jones is teaming up with senior adviser to President Trump Jared Kushner to take on prison reform.


President Donald Trump has been working on a bipartisan plan for prison reform and he’s invited people from all across the political spectrum to contribute their ideas to the process.
And on Tuesday that bore fruit when the House passed the reform bill and included supporters like Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY).
From NY Post:
First Step Act would authorize $250 million over five years to develop and expand programs that reduce recidivism and give incentives for good behavior.
The bill would also boost current inmates’ chances for a GED, vocational and college courses as well as substance abuse and mental health help, Jeffries told lawmakers on the House floor.
It still faces difficulty in the Senate.
But Trump’s efforts have earned him praise from an unlikely corner, CNN’s Van Jones, who was invited into the process.
Jones, a frequent Trump critic, reportedly visited President Trump and Jared Kushner at the White House on Friday to discuss the proposed bill, which would, among other things, improve prison conditions as well as the reentry process for prisoners getting released.
During an interview on CNN Monday morning, Jones called the experience of meeting and even getting teased by the president “surreal” after disagreeing with him on 99 percent of issues. And yet, on this issue, they have managed to find common ground.
“On this issue, he has been tough,” said Jones, noting that the president showed compassion for prisoners “that most liberal Democrat would have agreed with.” mORE hERE