Skip to comments.CNN's Don Lemon explains handling of segment after Trump criticism
Posted on 01/28/2020 9:15:39 PM PST by yesthatjallen
CNN anchor Don Lemon on Tuesday night addressed a segment from the weekend that drew criticism from President Trump in which the host laughed after a guest mocked supporters of the president.
"Ask anyone who knows me," Lemon said at the end of his show Tuesday while addressing the segment. "They'll tell you: I don't believe in belittling people ... for who they are, for what they believe or where they're from."
Lemon said that while he found the "joke" from the guest to be funny at the time, he "didn't catch everything that was said."
"I was laughing at the joke and not at any group of people," he concluded.
During a segment on Saturday, Lemon had a panel discussion with GOP strategist Rick Wilson and New York Times columnist and CNN contributor Wajahat Ali. Both Wilson and Ali have been staunch critics of Trump during his presidency.
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I call bovine excrement.
FU, LemonFresh. You are a piece of Sh!t.
So if I told a racisit joke, using the now named "N" word, I can claim I was laughing at the joke and not all black people.
Yup. Let's see that excuse fly.
Zucker should kick this little fag’s butt out of CNN but he won’t. OK by me, drag the crap news network down even more.
That Rick Wilson is a real POS. Always has been even if he did help get Rudy elected mayor with some videos. He’s not a strategist, or a Republican, just a nasty fraud.
His excuse was NONSENSE!
I am the token black gay man here I can do whatever I want. Who are you rabble to challenge me
Apology not accepted
RNC going to run your ad until NOV
unless they get hit with a copyright suit
If he was laughing ays the joke....exactly WHAt was the joke?
Sorry, not buying it Don.
And I’ve got a pet python here that is actually one strand of very log spaghetti.
Sure thing Lemon.
Yes, we know him and what he just did... on the air !
If we made fun of the intellect of the people in the ghetto cities(who vote rat) that would be RACIST.
That Trump supporters are stupid.
A real kneeslapper!
Florida man who says Don Lemon 'shoved his fingers in his face after grabbing his own genitals' says his allegations would be taken seriously if HE was a woman
It took the CNN legal department all day to craft that cover story.
^ So, criticism is not all he’s been handling...
Simple answer: we saw it, made a mental note, and if you f*****s push this BS much further....well, you do your own calculus (not that you carbuncles can actually do Calculus)
“I was laughing at the joke and not at any group of people,” he concluded.
That wasn’t a joke, it was a belittling of 63 million people and pretty much shows what he thinks of us.
Of course in the future concerning any misunderstanding while telling a joke, it will be no defense for the white man.
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