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Van Jones Clashes With Mary Matalin: 'You Should Be Ashamed To Say That To My Face'

Mary Matalin got testy with Van Jones and called him a "racial polemicist' for describing how Trump campaign's use of a 'whitelash' aided him.
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Mary Matalin, Republican consultant and reality denier had the nerve to deny that race had anything to do with Trump's win and insisted that Van Jones apologize for his "whitelash" comments directly following the election.

My god, she has some nerve. The fact that Van Jones was able to stay seated and not just give her a look that said "are you freaking kidding me, you insane white woman" should earn him some sort of medal.

Here is the fiery exchange:

STEPHANOPOULOS: Yeah, we're just about out of time. Van, you said the whitelash...

JONES: I said and stand by it. I said that race was a part, and there was a part, that alt-right part, that was a part of the whitelash. And if you listened to the whole quote, you would agree with what I said.

MATALIN: I did listen and again you said what do I tell the kids? What I would tell your kids, I'm a black man in America who went to Yale, who has written books, who served a president and now...

JONES: And ninth generation American, ma'am, and I'm the first one in my family born with all my rights. I'm a ninth generation American. And so we have not escaped because I went to Yale all the problems of this country.

MATALIN: So, you should be a racial polemecist. You should be a racial reconciler.

JONES: You should be ashamed of your self to say that to my face. I have spent more time in this country...

MATALIN: Say it behind your back would be better?

JONES: Hold on a second, I spent more time than you have trying to be a racial reconciler.

MATALIN: Really? How do you know that? Do you anything about me? Do you know anything about me?

JONES: Apparently you don't know anything about me.

MATALIN: Yes, I do know your daddy, your grandparents were teachers. Your grandfather was a bishop.


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JONES: George, this is a problem that we have right now. It is in fact the case there was a populist revolt in this country both Sanders and Trump, but one of them was marbled through with this alt-right stuff. If someone like myself, who is married to a white woman, who has spent my entire life building bridges, can't point out the alt-right whitelash reaction without being accused of being a racial polemecist, we're going to have a big problem.

(CROSSTALK)

VANDEN HEUVEL: Have you no sense of decency to say that to a man who has been a healer throughout horrific brutal campaign, he has spoken sanity to power. And to those who...

MATALIN: OK, my deepest apologies. You don't know anything about me. You don't know anything about my healing and I would say there are ways to get to reconciliation different from calling -- focusing on the toxic elements as you did...

JONES: You have to talk about both.

When she says "my deepest apologies" is drips with condescension similar to how Trump spoke at his podium to this racist base. My god, this woman.

Van Jones, I commend you for staying calm and reasonable, not only in this clip, but through this entire of election.

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