President Trump’s executive order is getting major praise from CNN’s Van Jones who is a major criminal justice reform advocate.
According to Mediaite:
CNN’s Van Jones was not impressed by Donald Trump’s latest speech from the White House, but he did give the president credit for the substance of his executive order on police reform.
“There is movement in the direction of a database for bad cops. We have never had a federal database for bad cops, that’s why all these cops go all over the place doing bad stuff,” Jones said. “The chokeholds, that’s common ground now between Pelosi and Trump. Good stuff there.”
While Jones lamented that Trump “missed the opportunity” by giving a politically-divisive speech, he reiterated his view that “progress has been made” nonetheless.
“I think the progress that the people have made in getting even the Trump White House, the Republicans, and now law enforcement along with Democrats, to take steps forward is really powerful,” he continued. “The speech, I don’t give it a high rating, but the executive order is a step in the right direction.”
Jones decided to criticize the speech but that is expected from CNN.