CNN political commentator Van Jones went viral after the election when he asked, earnestly, how he was supposed to explain Trump's win to his children. He was also one of the few people who foresaw the possibility of a Trump win. On Monday night, he was a guest on The Daily Show, where he and host Noah Trevor discussed Trump and his voters, and Jones' upcoming special, "The Messy Truth."

Jones explained that there was a core group of voters who were "delighted by some of those inflammatory things Trump said" (whom he called "bigots"), but another group who found those comments "distasteful, but not disqualifying." Those, he claims, are the people who actually managed to get Trump elected. But all is not lost, according to Jones. He reassures the audience, "Trump is much worse than anybody in this country's willing to accept, but a lot of his voters are much better."