Speaking at the NAACP Image Awards on February 26, former White House green jobs adviser Van Jones said to Fox News host Glenn Beck: "I see you, and I love you, brother. I love you, and you cannot do anything about it" (h/t ThinkProgress):
Beck responded to Jones via Twitter, writing: "I love you too,Glad [sic] to all live in one country.Will [sic] it be the founders [sic] country or the one you pushed when with storm?"
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