“When I got all the media attention, I was like, ‘Am I actually here right now?’ ” Jaden told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin in Detroit on Tuesday.
Jaden has gained a local following for his sports packages and radio spots in his hometown of Toledo, where his parents work at the Jeep factory. National political reporting is another way that Jaden does his “own thing during the summer.”
His age hasn’t held him back in his reporting — Jaden said Warren treated him “like any other reporter” during the exclusive interview.
“Every time I think about economic issues, I stop and say: ‘But let’s also see how it intersects with race,’ ” Warren said.
Warren told the young journalist that as president, she would radically reinvest in public housing while addressing “the role that the federal government played in discrimination decade after decade.”
Jaden told Baldwin the most important question facing 2020 Democrats is: “What separates you from the pack?”
“There are 20-plus Democratic candidates running in this election. It’s very hard to separate them all,” Jaden said. “Especially for someone that’s not very into politics, they’re going to be very confused.”
CNN’s MJ Lee, who captured a video of Jaden asking the leading question in a press gaggle with Warren on Monday, lauded the young journalist’s style.