Thousands of people all across the country took to the streets on Wednesday night to protest the election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States.
People are shocked, angry and scared. For most of them, it feels like all is lost and there is no hope.
At a time like this, when America is more divided than ever, it was expected for the supporters of each candidate to react in such a manner once the results were announced. While it’s certainly not the end of the world, all they need is some time to figure things out.
Sadly, not all people understand that — and Trump surrogate Kayleigh McEnany is just one of them.
McEnany appeared on a CNN panel alongside Jeff Lord and contributor Van Jones, who previously lent a voice to those terrified by a Trump presidency and became the MVP of the election night.
However, he couldn’t keep his cool when McEnany, who apparently could not comprehend the anti-Trump protests, asked him to renounce certain fears among protesters regarding illegal immigrants and internment camps.
“You should correct that fear,” said McEnany. “Donald Trump has never proposed internment camps. You have to correct that fear.”
She tried to push back, but Jones wasn’t having any of it.
“You guys won and you need to back off,” he responded. “You need to have a little bit of empathy and understanding for people who are afraid because your candidate has been one of the most explosively provocative candidates in the history of our country.”
Jones also pressed now that Trump has been chosen to lead the nation, it is his and his supporters’ responsibility to alleviate people’s fears.
“There is a price to be paid for that,” he added.
However, when McEnany tried to interrupt Jones, again, Anderson Cooper jumped in and told her to “let him finish.”
“I am not finished,” Jones fired back. “I am not going to be talked over tonight, I am not.”
Watch the entire exchange in the video above.