Van Jones attends the 54th New York Film Festival opening night gala presentation and world premiere of "13th" at Alice Tully Hall on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Van Jones Had the Most Cogent Point of the Night

A short time ago on CNN, Van Jones said Trump winning actually helped Hillary and he is right based on his logic.

Had Trump completely imploded tonight, people would be jumping ship tomorrow and it would more likely than not grow to enough of a crescendo to force Trump out. The GOP could then put Pence up top and give themselves an actual fighting chance to beat Clinton.

But now Trump has stopped the bleeding. He’ll keep people loyal and excite his base enough that any calls for Trump to go will be met with angry resistance. The Clinton camp, as a result, will continue to drop opposition research on Trump over the next thirty days and bury him.

It was a good point. A Trump win preserves the status quo of the debate and by tomorrow we’ll be back to talking about Trump’s statements on women.

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