President Donald Trump signed an executive order on June 16th for police reform in front of the public while surrounded by uniformed police officers and military officials. But it might come to a surprise to many that Van Jones had a hand in it.
Jones, the chief executive of JAY-Z and Meek Mill’s REFORM alliance which is supported by a healthy list of celebrities and billionaires, and California attorney Jessica Jackson met with Jared Kushner to help write the order, according to The Daily Beast.
The CNN analyst praised the order and called it a “good thing” but left out that he worked on it. “The executive order is a good thing,” Jones said, “mainly because you saw the support of law enforcement there … There is movement in the direction of a database for bad cops. We have never had a federal database for bad cops, that’s why all these cops go all over the place doing bad stuff… The chokeholds, that’s common ground now between Nancy Pelosi and Trump. Good stuff there.”
Rev. Al Sharpton spoke to The Daily Beast and warned about trying to form an alliance with Trump. “Van’s experiment with Trump is a case of him having more faith than I have, but I’m not going to attack him for doing it,” he said.
“I think he’s well-intentioned, but I think he totally underestimates the kind of guy he’s dealing with. I just disagree that the people he’s dealing with have a sincere bone in their body. But I can’t fault him for trying,” Sharpton continued.