On Wednesday, CNN host Don Lemon addressed the ongoing controversy surrounding “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett.
Smollett was indicted by the Chicago Police Department for filing a false police report. Smollett said that he was the victim of a vicious hate crime.
After the alleged attack, Smollett interviewed on Good Morning America to share his side of the story. Lemon said that it was a damaging move, and not helpful to Smollett’s case.
Lemon explained that Smollett ‘s story has turned political and that cable-news outlets will use it to fuel their agenda.
“Sean Hannity is going to eat Jussie Smollett’s lunch every single second. Tucker Carlson is going to eat Smollett’s lunch every single second. The president of the United States is going to eat his lunch,” Lemon said.
“Well, the pushback on this needs to be that the framing cannot be that simply because of this one case, that all the other victims that come forward are somehow no longer believed. That’s really important,” legal analyst Midwin Charles said.
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President Donald Trump demanded local school boards reopen schools during a late night tweet sent after 11 p.m. on Monday.
"OPEN THE SCHOOLS!!!" Trump demanded, in all capital letters with three exclamation marks.
The president was harshly criticized for his tweet, here's some of what people were saying:
You can't even get your own son's school to open.
They have refused.
The school where your son Barron is being educated refuses to open because it's not safe.
Now sit there, eat your Big Mac, and shut up.
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Democrats in Florida are asking their own candidate to end his campaign for county commission after an arrest for DUI and cocaine.
"A Collier County commission candidate's arrest in East Naples this past weekend has prompted calls from his party to drop out of the race," the Naples Daily News reported Monday. "John Jenkins, 55, was booked into the Naples Jail Center Sunday morning and faces a felony charge of possession of cocaine, according to a Collier County Sheriff's Office arrest report. He was released later that day on $5,000 bond."