CNN’s Van Jones praised Donald Trump on his "hard push for the First Step Act was overwhelmingly passed in the Senate. He also called the passage of the a “Christmas miracle”
“I have to be honest. Donald Trump shocked me and a bunch of people by doing the right thing on this. People thought because from my point of view he’s been wrong on 99 issues, he could never be right on one. On this issue, every time people made a prediction that Donald Trump was going to sell us out, turn on us, wasn’t going to use political capital, he came harder… Donald Trump has got to get the credit. He stood up.”
He also gave credit to “Republicans who know better, like Rick Perry, like Mike Lee, like Rand Paul."