‘He is everything our president is not’: Watch Don Lemon praise hero Air Force Academy general — and trash Trump
Don Lemon

CNN host Don Lemon took time out from his show Friday night to heap praise on Lt. Gen. Jay B. Silveria, superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, saying the viral video of the military man was an example of the leadership lacking in President Donald Trump.

Sharing the entire video of the general telling cadets they need to "get out" if they condone or ignore bigotry, Lemon pointed out the contrast between Silveria and Trump.

"That's how you do it," Lemon began. "I couldn't turn away from the general's words. No one should. They are a stark reminder of everything our president is not saying. The general knows there are not many sides to racism. He knows people who protest against inequality are not sons of bitches."

"The president should be ashamed of himself for dividing America when he could be bringing us together," Lemon continued. "We need a leader. And that general, that speech? That's what a leader sounds like, that's what a leader looks like."

Watch the video below via YouTube: