After Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin pulled off his improbable victory on Tuesday night, CNN political commentator and former Obama administration official Van Jones said Youngkin was the “Delta variant of Trumpism.”

It wasn’t a good night for the folks over at CNN and MSNBC, who seemed to have a hard time dealing with the events in Virginia.

Jones said, “You do have the grassroots folks out there fighting for this on the Democratic Party side. The stakes are high. When this election is over in Virginia, we will know have we seen the emergence of the Delta variant of Trumpism.”

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Van Jones Unhappy With Virginia Voters

“In other words, Youngkin, same disease, but spreads a lot faster and can get a lot more places,” Jones said. “The suburbs, if they fall to him…”

CNN host Andersen Cooper replied, “That’s implying that Youngkin is more dangerous than the president — former president.”

Jones responded, “No, no. Easier to spread.”

Cooper said, “Okay.”

Jones continued, “Easier to spread. More easy to spread because if you are looking at what he is doing.”

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If you were wondering what that means, Jones didn’t mince words. Youngkin was running an “anti-black” campaign by championing the right of parents to have a say in what is being taught in public schools.

“He is playing footsie with the worst of Trumpism,” Jones went on. “He is putting himself forward as a champion of parents. This is a referendum on parents’ rights, and not talking about it, but he is using all of the Critical Race Theory head fakes and head-nods which is a softer version of a very virulent kind of anti-Black posture.”

“I think this is a big deal, because if this is a pathway because if you can flirt with Trumpism, flirt with Trump and still win in the suburbs, that is a new development for us,” Jones concluded.

 

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