Thursday on CNN Tonight, CNN Political Commentator Van Jones said that Hunter Biden got “a better deal” than the average person in the federal court system would and “there’s a two-tiered system of justice.” But it’s based on money, fame, and race, not politics, and “Donald Trump is the beneficiary of that.”
Jones said, “If you’re a little bit richer and a little bit more famous and maybe a little bit paler, you do get better treatment from prosecutors. That’s just the facts. And so, did Hunter Biden get a better deal than the average person going through the federal court system? He did get a better deal. But did he get a deal that is commensurate with what he did? A gun charge, that he didn’t use, a first-time offense, you should get diversion for that. That’s normal.”
He added, “I think there are Republicans who legitimately will say, there’s a two-tiered system of justice. And I say, there is, and Donald Trump is the beneficiary of that. Because if Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) had sicced 10,000 Muslims on a joint session of Congress, she’d be under Guantanamo right now. So, the fact that Donald Trump is wandering around this earth, having done what he’s done is proof, yes, there [are] two tiers, but he’s benefiting from it.”
Fact check: Donald Trump did not “sic” 10,000 supporters on a joint session of Congress, so Van Jones’ point is based on a lie.