CNN political commentator Van Jones broke down in tears at the news that Joe Biden was elected.

In an emotional address to viewers, he cited policy from Donald Trump, George Floyd and the state of the nation. 

Reacting to the news following CNN projecting Biden as the next president of the United States, former Obama advisor Van Jones said: "It's easier to be a parent. It's easier to be a dad.

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"It's easier to tell your kids character matters, telling the truth matters - being a good person matters."

He added: "It's easier for a lot of people. If you are a Muslim in this country, you don't have to worry that the president doesn't want you here."

“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.”

NBA star LeBron James also tweeted approvingly of the comments made on air by Jones 

Many took to social media to praise Jones for his comment with one user writing: "Van, you crushed me with your statement. I haven't stopped crying since you made it. You are an outstanding Father and American. I will never forget this moment with you. Real. Human. How it should be. I can't thank you enough."

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Another added: "God bless you and god bless the American people who made this day possible."

Many fans of the US network have been sharing memes over the use of the "magic wall" with numerous tweets sent about John King.