On CNN Thursday, host Don Lemon made a furious call for justice in the George Floyd case.
“How much more video do they need? I kept saying, is this some sort of a joke?” said Lemon. “Great, get more evidence. But from the evidence they have, there appears to be no area on tape anywhere, from any witness, that Mr. Floyd was resisting arrest in any way. So people want to know, these officers, one of them with 18 complaints against them, I think 16 still open, another one that had 6. I know people complain and it’s false sometimes, but 18 complaints. Are they going to be arrested or are they not? Is the justice system going to work with these officers the way it works with the general public?”
“As long as we are being honest right now, nobody wants to hear from the White House or the attorney general right now,” continued Lemon. “No one wants to hear from the man who wanted the death penalty to come back. No one wants to hear from the man who says that the former president was not born in this country. No one wants to hear from the man who said there are very fine people on both sides. Do you understand what I am saying? No one wants to hear from the person they perceive as contributing to situations like this in this society. Not directly, but allowing people to think they can get away from this. No one wants to hear from the birther-in-chief, from the ‘sons of b*tches’ calling person who says that athletes who are kneeling for this very reason.”
“Why don’t you have the same urgency that you have for all those people out there, most of them protesting, but some who are out there who are actually ravaging and pillaging, burning down stores?” said Lemon. “I don’t know if it’s by accident or what. Raiding stores. Okay, fine, that should not happen. But how about the urgency for telling those people to calm down, and we need peace, how about that same urgency for people being abused by police officers, being racially abused in this country? I understand the anger of the people upset in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I don’t condone the actions. I don’t understand the actions, but I understand the anger.”
WATCH: Doctor laughs at Trump’s bizarre boast about passing a cognitive test
Arthur Caplan of New York University School of Medicine, who holds seven honorary degrees from colleges and medical schools, couldn't help but chuckle when discussing President Donald Trump's recent comments about passing a cognitive test.
"I actually took one very recently when, you know, the radical left was saying, 'Is he all there? Is he all there?' I proved I was all there, because I aced it,” Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday night. “I aced the test... I took it at Walter Reed Medical Center in front of doctors and they were very surprised. They said, ‘That’s an unbelievable thing. Rarely does anyone do what you just did.'"
Trump’s New Hampshire rally is an act of ‘biological warfare’: Portsmouth police commissioner
President Donald Trump's planned rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire has been postponed -- and one public official in the city says that holding it would have been an act of "biological warfare."
Appearing on CNN with host Kate Bolduan, Portsmouth Police Commissioner Stefany Shaheen outlined her concerns about having a large crowd of rowdy Trump supporters gathered into a tight space this weekend.
"I definitely took notice when you called the rally that is set for tomorrow as 'biological warfare,'" Bolduan said. "What is your biggest concern with the president holding a rally in your city tomorrow?"
‘I hear from psychiatrists weekly’ who warn about the president’s ‘mental incapacity’: Trump biographer
Trump biographer Michael D'Antonio told CNN on Friday that he's been in regular contact with professional psychiatrists who believe President Donald Trump lacks the mental capabilities to handle his job.
During a panel discussion about the president's mental health, D'Antonio spilled the beans about what some experts are telling him they see in the president's behavior and speech patterns.
"I hear from psychiatrists on a weekly basis about a different measure of the president, and that's whether he suffers from mental incapacity," D'Antonio explained. "That's a very different category and goes to whether he can perform his job."