Democratic debate ‘daunting’, nobody ready for Trump

WASHINGTON – Liberal author and commentator Van Jones had “high expectations” for the Seventh Democratic debate, but said that what he saw on stage in Des Moines, Iowa, was “daunting” because none of the candidates seemed capable of defeating President Donald Trump.

“Democrats have to do better than we saw tonight. There was nothing I saw tonight that could get Donald Trump out. And I want to see a Democrat in the White House as soon as possible,” Jones said in a statement. post-debate analysis on CNN Tuesday.

The former adviser to President Barack Obama said that after seeing the six candidates face each other, he wondered if “any of these people are prepared for what Donald Trump is going to do to us.”

“I missed Andrew Yang tonight,” Jones said. He added that he also missed Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California, as well as former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro, on the stage of the debate, which was racially homogeneous without them.

He described the debate as “heavy work” at a time when Democrats need to inspire voters.

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