On Monday, CNN’s Don Lemon responded to President Donald Trumps attack in wake of an interview Lemon had done with LeBron James.
“Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!” Trump tweeted last week.
“Who’s the real dummy? I want people to take the truth from this. Who’s the real dummy?” asked Lemon. “They’re watching a report on someone who happens to be black and they’re doing something really great for their community and not only changing kids lives but their families as well, changing the trajectories of their future and you call me dumb and him dumb by default.”
“If you can’t say anything good don’t say anything at all. Why did he feel the need?” Lemon said.
Lemon then opened his show Tonight with Don Lemon echoing the same distaste for President Donald Trump’s racist behavior and vocabulary.
“This president traffics in racism and is fueled by bullying. President Trump is trying a divide and conquers strategy here and here’s how it goes. He divides by race and tries to conquer decency by smearing and besmirching the truth and the people who fight to uphold it,” Lemon said.
He continued: “The overwhelmingly negative response to his unfair and unkind attack on a good man, LeBron James, shows America rejects what he is pedaling, most of America anyway, not all of America. But what about the impact his policies have without a platform through sports like LeBron or through media like me? What about those who don’t have a voice?”
Lemon also noted that this week marks the first anniversary of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville that killed a counter-protester and injuried many others.
“Will the country stand up for them? We, the decent and truly patriotic people who really love America and believe in its greatness have to because clearly, Donald Trump won’t,” he concluded.
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