Van Jones Mops The Floor With Rick Santorum After He Bashes President Obama (VIDEO)

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Former Republican presidential candidate and businessman Rick Santorum joined a CNN panel on Wednesday to discuss President Obama’s last official press conference.

What he probably didn’t bet on, however, was getting completely ripped to shreds by fellow panelist, Van Jones.

During his final press conference, Obama told Americans he would continue to fight for the issues he believes in and fought for during his eight years in the Oval Office.

Santorum, however, seemingly expected the President to just leave the White House and essentially give up on trying to improve America. Santorum said that “president’s generally leave and go away, and then allow things to function without them.” Santorum believes that if Obama continues “sticking around” and fighting for progressive causes he believes, that it “isn’t helpful” to our country overall.

Santorum went on to condemn President Obama for taking a “progressive approach to almost every single issue,” as if that were somehow a bad thing. He called his deeply “progressive approach” painful for Republicans to have to watch.

And that’s where Jones came in. He fired back at Santorum, saying:

‘I just find it odd to hear a Trump supporter make the case for normalcy — that what we need now is normalcy. I think we have the most abnormal political situation that we’ve had, in large part because of the conduct of President-elect Trump as a candidate, as a president-elect, and probably as a president.’

Jones went on to note that it’s important for President Obama to ensure Americans that, although he is leaving office, he will continue to speak up and stand up for their best interests.

‘I think it was important for President Obama to lay out — for what is now becoming an anti-Trump resistance in the country — where he can be counted on to speak up, and frankly where he can be counted on not to speak up.’

It’s important to note that there is a key difference between Obama and Republicans like Santorum or Trump: President Obama is a leader at his core, who truly cares about America. People like Santorum and Trump are merely politicians looking to advance their own self-interests by occupying public office.

Watch the panel exchange below, via YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPxTqREQIJI

Feature Image is a screengrab via YouTube.