After the debate on Wednesday night, CNN commentator Van Jones was describing Trump's performance, and with stark solemnity, summed up this entire election in five words:

"You can't polish this turd."

Jones delivered a remarkable speech about how Trump's refusal to respect the nature of democracy marks a tragic moment in American history.

But best of all, "turd," which Anderson Cooper decided to fact-check.

His name started trending on Twitter, and he was quickly hailed as a hero.


Some people are already hoping for Jones 2020.

Thank you, Van Jones, for calling a turd a turd and being one of the only non-turds among us.