CNN's Van Jones On Donald Trump: 'You Can't Polish This Turd'

Anderson Cooper's response was pretty pointed, sort of.

CNN contributor Van Jones did not hold back when criticizing Republican candidate Donald Trump refusing to say he would accept the outcome of the presidential election.

“This is a very sad night for the country,” Jones said. “You can’t polish this turd. I’m sorry.”

“Technically you cannot polish any turd,” Anderson Cooper shot back. (Technically, AC, you can).

After a moment of laughter, Jones added that Trump’s comments demonstrated an “appalling lack of patriotism.” It shows the GOP nominee has no faith in our institutions, courts, elected officials or citizens, he said.

Jones’ post-debate analysis has made headlines before. Ahead of the first presidential debate, he warned that Americans should not lower their standards for Trump. “He can’t just get credit for being the most improved bigot,” Jones said.

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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