Van Jones: ‘I Think If Obama Came Out As Gay,’ He Wouldn’t Lose African American Support

Former Obama administration official Van Jones dismissed the efforts of groups like the National Organization for Marriage to use race as a wedge issue in the marriage equality debate and predicted that African Americans will continue to back the president and his support for the LGBT community. “I think if President Obama came out as gay, he wouldn’t lose support,” Jones joked this morning on MSNBC. “I don’t understand this particular strategy. Certainly our numbers are a little bit softer on some of this stuff, but it’s not a hardcore issue for that many African Americans.” Watch it: