Van Jones: No, I'm not a Truther

Van Jones:… I believe that 9/11 was a conspiracy by Al-Qaida and Osama Bin Laden, and nobody else, trying to hurt America. What happened to me on that tough lesson learned for me, six years ago, I was at a conference, some people came up to me. They said, ‘Hey, we represent 9-11 families.’ I’m like, ‘OK, good to meet you.’ They said, ‘We need your help. Will you help us?’ I said, ‘Sure, whatever you want.’

And then these people, I didn’t know what their agenda was, they went and put my name on some abhorrent, crazy language they never showed me, I never saw. And it just sat there on this web site for years. Somebody discovered it, and then boom. So people actually believe that I actually signed onto something that I never saw and never signed onto. And that became part of the firestorm. I decided at that point that I needed to resign because I was becoming a distraction.