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People are praising this CNN pundit's emotional response to the US election result

“It’s hard to be a parent tonight for a lot of us.”

pundit Source: CNN

WHAT A NIGHT it has been.

Donald Trump is has become the President of the United States.

And CNN pundit Van Jones’s heartfelt on-air response is going viral

Source: News US/YouTube

Tearing up, Jones talked about parents all across America:

It’s hard to be a parent tonight for a lot of us. You tell your kids, don’t be a bully. You tell your kids, don’t be a bigot. You tell your kids, do your homework and be prepared. Then you have this outcome and you have people putting children to bed tonight. They’re afraid of breakfast. They’re afraid of, how do I explain this to my children?

Jones talked about immigrants friends and Muslim friends who have been texting him all night. Sitting beside Republican and Democrat analysts alike, he summed up what many people were feeling:

This is a deeply painful moment tonight. I know it’s not just about race. There’s more going on than that, but race is here too and we have to talk about it.

And it’s one of the most viral moments from the TV coverage of the election

Provoking a spirited response

And respect for his compassion

It got a few people emotional after months of watching it all unfold

It’s been a long, long night for everyone involved.

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