"I think that the Clinton days are over," Jones, a former White House adviser to President Obama, said. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Clintons’ reign over the Democratic party has ended, according to CNN political commentator Van Jones.

“I think that the Clinton days are over,” Jones, a former White House adviser to President Obama, told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday’s “State of the Union.”

“This idea that we’re going to be this moderate party that’s going to move in this direction, that’s going to throw blacks under the bus for criminal justice reform, and for prison expansion, that’s going to throw workers under the bus for NAFTA, those days are over.”

Jones said that Democratic candidates will be defeated if they can’t be “an authentic person from the beginning.”

“You can’t run and hide,” he said. “You’re going to be judged based on your authentic commitment to the actual base of this party. And if you don’t do that, you can’t win.”

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