On Camera, CNN Host Breaks Down As Joe Biden Wins

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On Camera, CNN Host Breaks Down As Joe Biden Wins

On CNN shortly after the news broke, a tearful Van Jones reflected on the news.

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After four days of anxious wait for the US election result, Joe Biden was declared the president-elect on Saturday as he won the key battleground state - Pennsylvania. Among the many moments that captured the enthusiasm of a nation, CNN host Anthony Kapel "Van" Jones was caught on camera, weeping live on air as the news broke.

A tearful Van Jones - live on air- reflected on the news, his voice cracking. "It's easier to be a parent this morning, it's easier to be a dad, it's easier to tell you kids character matters, " he wrote on Twitter, sharing the clip of his reaction on live TV.

Today is a good day.
It's easier to be a parent this morning.
Character MATTERS.
Being a good person MATTERS.
This is a big deal.

It's easy to do it the cheap way and get away with stuff — but it comes back around.

Today is a good day.#PresidentBiden#VotersDecidedpic.twitter.com/h8YgZK4nmk

— Van Jones (@VanJones68) November 7, 2020

"This is vindication for a lot of people who really have suffered. 'I can't breathe.' That was not just George Floyd. There were a lot of people who felt like they couldn't breathe."

"This is a big deal," he continued, "for us to be able to get some peace, and have a chance for a reset."

He ended by celebrating Joe Biden and Kamala Harris's victory: "I want my sons to look at this. It's easy to do it the cheat way and get away with stuff, but it comes back around. This is a good day for this country. I am sorry for the people who lost, for them, it's not a good day, but for most, this is a good day."

US President-elect Joe Biden promised Saturday to unite Americans and seek to heal divisions after what he called a "convincing" victory over Donald Trump.

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"This is the time to heal in America," an ebullient Biden told supporters at an outdoor rally in his home city of Wilmington, Delaware.

"I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide but unify," Biden said, drawing a sharp contrast to nearly four polarizing years of Trump.

Biden, 77, will be the oldest president-elect in US history and the first to oust a sitting commander-in-chief after one term since Bill Clinton defeated George H.W. Bush in 1992.

Biden's running mate, California Senator Kamala Harris, is the first Black and Indian-American woman to serve as vice president.

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