Van Jones: Trump Executive Order On Police Reform ‘A Step In The Right Direction’



CNN’s Van Jones called President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate GOP seeks to restrict use of chokeholds in police reform bill Obama wishes country a ‘Happy Pride month’ after SCOTUS decision protecting LGBTQ rights Trump leads Biden by one point in Iowa: poll MORE’s executive order on police reform “a good thing” and a “a step in the right direction” following a White House signing ceremony on Tuesday.

“The executive order is a good thing,” Jones said on “Inside Politics.” “Mainly because you saw the support of law enforcement there. That gives you a sense of where the bottom is, where the floor is for reform, and that floor is higher than it has been.”

“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,” the former Obama administration official told anchor John King. “The chokeholds, that’s common ground now between [Speaker] Nancy Pelosi and Trump. Good stuff there.”

Van Jones on President Trump’s policing executive order: “progress has been made” pic.twitter.com/RtxMM8m1JF— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) June 16, 2020

But Jones also said he felt the president’s speech “missed an opportunity” in being too political.

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