During his Thursday night opening comments, CNN's Don Lemon did not beat around the bush, and called President Donald Trump a "racist."
Lemon said President Trump could not denounce Roseanne Barr's racist comments towards Valerie Jarrett because he acts just like her. Instead of condemning Barr's comments, President Trump said ABC owed him an apology.
"The president's ducking the point there. Roseanne's tweet was straight up racist. Yet the president failed to condemn it. Why? Because he can't. His own words and actions are racist," Lemon said.
Lemon listed off President Trump's history of racist actions.
"His family real estate company was sued by the Justice Department for racial discrimination. In a book called, "Trumped" Donald Trump said black guys counting my money, I hate it. The only kind of people I want to count my money are short guys wearing yarmulkes," Lemon said.
Lemon then went down memory lane and reminded his viewers of all the times President Trump condemned racism. Such as asking for Barack Obama’s birth certificate to calling Mexicans rapist.
"Why doesn't President Trump condemn racism? His own words and actions will tell you why. He's a racist," Lemon concluded.