CNN’s Don Lemon just shocked everybody with his announcement on live television following President Trump’s remarks about immigrants coming from countries like Africa, referring to them as “shit holes.”
Here is Don Lemon’s full statement:
“I and others have been trying to tell you, the American people, that this man has been exhibiting bigoted behavior. I asked him about it a number of times and he denied it. But, he kept up the racist behavior and rhetoric throughout the campaign, and now, well, he’s in the White House.
His supporters made excuses – continued to make excuses. Some of them I personally know and I can hear them now: “Oh, Don. Donald didn’t mean that (mocking them). Donald isn’t a racist.”
Talking to Trump’s supporters: How many examples do you need of this?
(Trump) is a racist.
And for all of you who over the last few years have utterly that lazy, uninformed, ignorant response, you know what you can go do?
Well, I can’t say that (on-air). Implying, “Go F*ck yourselves.”
But, you can go read a book, a history book. Cause you might learn that people from some of those shit-hole countries, were slaves, and they were brought here by force to help build this country. You might be able to start your learning process there.
You also might want to go do some self-examination.
What does it say about you? That no matter what, you continue to make excuses for this man, for his vile behavior? Doesn’t that make you just as bad, if not worse. And, I have to be honest, I was not shocked, by Trump calling these countries shitholes.
It’s more important for level-headed people to be strategic than outraged, otherwise, it becomes a sky is falling situation everytime Trump says something stupid or racist.”
This really is an inspiring watch.
Don Lemon calls Trump racist here & then amazingly through silence, tells people who still support him to go f*ck themselves. This is an inspiring watch. Kudos to Don for stepping up.#RacistTrump @donlemon https://t.co/OVAV8v449F
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) January 12, 2018