Van Jones: Obama Must Speak Out to Stop Trump From Breaking What He Fixed

Wednesday on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” discussing how unlike President George W. Bush remaining silent after leaving office, President Barack Obama said today at his final press conference that if President-elect Donald Trump does “something that would merit” him “speaking out” to defend the “core values ” of America he will do so, former Obama administration green jobs czar and network contributor Van Jones said Obama should speak out because “Trump is coming in to break things that Obama fixed.” Partial transcript as follows: COOPER: George W. Bush could have said when President Obama became president, well, when the core values of the Second Amendment are threatened I’m going to speak up. Yet, he didn’t. He said he deserved silence. Why doesn’t Donald Trump deserve President Obama’s silence? JONES: Very simple. Because Obama came in to fix things that W broke. Trump is coming in to break things that Obama fixed. It’s literally the exact opposite situation. W horribly unpopular, passing off a broken economy, passing off two terrible wars, said Obama deserves my silence. Obama passing off a growing economy, passing off at least not two land wars, and frankly a country that under his leadership at least was
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Schumer: GOP Trying to ‘Jam Through’ Trump’s ‘Swamp Cabinet Full of Bankers and Billionaires’

Chuck Schumer
Wednesday on Capitol Hill, Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said the Trump transition “aided and abetted by Senate Republicans” were attempting to “jam through nominees” in his “swamp cabinet full of bankers and billionaires.” Schumer said  “In these past two weeks we have seen repeated efforts from the Trump transition, aided and abetted by Senate Republicans, to jam through nominees in a way that hides their views from the American people. My friend, and he’s a dear friend of mine, and I’m really surprised at his behavior, but my friend Senator Alexander limited senators to just one round of questions for Ms. DeVos and Mr. Price. With  just five minutes for DeVos  and seven minutes for Price. Ms. DeVos was at five o’clock in the afternoon in a blatant attempt to prevent more Americans from watching the hearing and the news coverage of it.” “A senator and two members of the House were forced to wait until the end of the second day of Sen. Sessions’ hearing before they could be heard. Sen. Barrasso is keeping the public out of Mr Pruitt’s hearing, making seven seats available in the whole hearing room,” he continued. “Senate Democrats’ requests for outside
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