Van Jones stopped by Comedy Central’s The Daily Show on Monday to chat with host Trevor Noah about Donald Trump’s upcoming presidency and what happened in the election. Jones was promoting his CNN special on Donald Trump voters called The Messy Truth, which is set to air Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET.
“Welcome to hell, sir,” joked Jones after Noah welcomed him to the show. Noah commended Jones for sounding the alarm that “angry white voters” should be taken seriously, particularly people who were neo-Nazis and white supremacists. Noah asked how he was so certain that they were going to vote for Trump.
“I’ve been black a long time,” responded Jones.
He said he wanted to make it clear that not everyone who voted for Trump did so for “racially negative reasons.”