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.
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.
CNN MELTDOWN: Don Lemon BLAMES TRUMP for DEATH THREATS
CNN anchor Don Lemon unloaded on President Trump Tuesday night, viciously blaming the Commander-in-Chief for death threats leveled at the cable news network; breathlessly claiming the suspect was inspired by Trump’s repeated references to “fake news.”
“This story hits close to home. A Michigan man has been arrested after he allegedly made numerous calls to CNN headquarters in Atlanta threatening to kill this network’s employees,” said Lemon.
“There’s nothing random about this. Nothing. This is what happens when the President of the United States -Donald Trump- repeatedly attacks members of the press simply for reporting facts he does not like,” he added.
“Mr. President, I’m going to speak directly to you. We are not the enemy. We are not trying to silence you. It’s the job of the free press to report the facts, to ask question, tough questions, ones you don’t like,” said the CNN anchor. “When you make that baseless and incendiary charge, be aware that people are listening to you, some very dangerous people.”
Watch Lemon’s vicious accussations above.