Washington Post commentator Jonathan Capeheart broke down on British television last night while lamenting Donald Trump’s victory.
In a deeply embarrassing outpouring of emotion, Capeheart fought back tears and was briefly unable to speak to Channel 4 News anchor Jon Snow as he reflected on the future of America.
Forward this video to the 5.00 minute mark to see the most cringeworthy bit:
Capeheart began the interview, conducted in Washington, saying he was grieving.
He then took issue with Trump’s campaign policy of deporting 11 million illegal immigrants.
He was later asked by presenter Jon Snow to comment on the future of America in his capacity as a “gay black Washington Post columnist”.
Capheart said: “That is a very powerful question, Jon, and it moves me almost into silence because the election of President Obama was a great moment for this country and now we stand two months away from all of that disappearing.”
Sadly, Capeheart denied viewers the opportunity of hearing more about this thesis by saying nothing else about it.
To round things off, Snow made matters worse by unnecessarily thrusting his opinion onto viewers, saying: “I confess I found that particular interview very humbling.”
Thanks for sharing that, Jon. Very touching.
Now find that man Capeheart a Kleenex.