CNN host Van Jones has officially signed a management deal with Jay Z's Roc Nation to focus on activism in the news. Jones, the host of CNN's The Messy Truth, announced his affiliation with the management firm on Thursday. As a former environmental adviser to Barack Obama, Jones was instrumental in the administration's push for more green jobs, but was forced to resign amidst Republican pressure over his past statement on the September 11 attacks. He recently garnered attention for his comment that "whitelash" was responsible for Trump's election and received criticism for praising Trump's salute to the widow of a Navy SEAL during a speech before Congress on February 28.
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