CNN host Don Lemon softly dialed-back his comments from earlier this week when he called for the Democratic Party to “blow up the entire system” and abolish the Electoral College; claiming his remarks were simply taken “out of context.”
“I woke up and I saw all of these headlines, ‘Don Lemon is calling for the abolishing of the electoral college!’ But I was responding to you when you said we need people with integrity!” Lemon told CNN’s Chris Cuomo. “I was responding to you when you said we want people with integrity in office and I said, ‘Well, then we’ve got to blow up the whole system, right?’ And I said here’s what Democrats can do and that’s the danger- they can’ stack the court. But all of a sudden, I am calling for the abolishing of the electoral college… and that I’m a Democrat because I said ‘we.’ I mean the American people!”
Responding to reports about him saying we should "blow up the entire system," CNN's Don Lemon now claims he was speaking rhetorically in an answer to Chris Cuomo. And claims he was taken out of context when quoted as promoting the abolishment of the Electoral College. pic.twitter.com/DsBINKcl6s
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“But listen, you forgot something very fundamental… A Black guy can’t say that he wants to blow anything up right now,” Cuomo joked. “People are waiting for you to come and destroy their houses with people like me, your kooky White friends. So you can’t say you want to blow stuff up because you’re playing into the narrative.”
“What is wrong with you?!” Lemon quipped.
Watch Lemon’s comments above.
LEMON UNLEASHED: The CNN Host Goes Berserk Over NFL 'Bulls***'
CNN host and outspoken Trump-hater Don Lemon went off during a panel discussion on Wednesday night, saying he was “smarter than the bulls***” that upset millions of patriotic Americans following weeks of NFL player protests during the national anthem.
Lemon was leading a discussion over the controversy that has ensnared the National Football League for over a month, showing a clip of President Trump saying professional athlete’s “cannot disrespect our country, our flag, our anthem.”
“I am in a bar almost every weekend during football season having wings and beer and everybody is chugging beers, and I look around and all these people who are screaming about people not standing,” said Lemon.
Conservative commentator Ben Ferguson fired-back at the CNN host, saying, “Don, you are smarter than this.”
“No, don’t tell me, ‘I’m smarter this,'” said Lemon. “Yes, I’m smarter than the bulls*** answer that you’re giving!”
“It’s not BS,” responded Ferguson.
“It is bulls***. It is total BS,” said a visibly angry Lemon.
“This is exactly the reason why so many Americans disagree with you. Because of the arrogance and the lack of respect for the American flag and the men and women who died for this country,” said Ferguson.
Watch the heated exchange above.
DON DIGS IN: CNN’s Don Lemon DOUBLES-DOWN on ‘White Men’ Terror Threat
CNN host Don Lemon refused to backtrack from vicious comments he made earlier this week that labeled “white men” the biggest terror threat in the United States; saying “the evidence is overwhelming.”
Lemon doubled-down on his heated rhetoric after coming under fire from both liberals and conservatives Wednesday; claiming “The vast majority of deadly attacks in this country from 2001 to 2016 were carried out by far-right violent extremists.”
"Let's put emotion aside, and look at the cold, hard facts. The evidence is overwhelming."@DonLemon presents the facts on domestic terrorism.#DonsTakehttps://t.co/PpH9t4Trvp pic.twitter.com/v3qDglsLaL
— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) November 1, 2018
“I also want to talk about some uncomfortable truths. The truth about who really carries out domestic terror attacks in this country […] I said the biggest terror threat in this country comes from radicals on the far-right, primarily white men. That angered some people,” said Lemon.
“Let’s put emotion aside, and look at the cold, hard facts. The evidence is overwhelming… The vast majority of deadly attacks in this country from 2001 to 2016 were carried out by far-right violent extremists,” he added.