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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Don Lemon’s Toxic Interview w/ GOP Candidate Was Final Straw

'When you are in black skin, and then you live in this country, you can disagree with me... '

(Abdul–Rahman Oladimeji Bello, Headline USA) Leftist star anchor Don Lemon ended his career with CNN after race-baiting GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy who appeared on “CNN This Morning.” Lemon co-hosted this show with Kaitlin Collins and Poppy Harlow.

A report by ZeroHedge noted that Ramaswamy made a comment about Lemon doing a “disservice to our country by failing to recognize” the progress black people have made in securing rights. However, the host shunned Ramaswamy, saying he had no authorization to talk about black history. 

Though Ramaswamy happens to be a man of color, the host suggested he wasn’t of the right color as he said, “When you are in black skin, and then you live in this country, you can disagree with me.”

The report noted that the producers apparently tried to correct Lemon at a point but failed as they got an on-air scolding. “Please. I cannot keep a thought if you guys are talking in my ear. So hang on one second,” he said to the producers. 

Going further down the cliff, Lemon added that it was insulting for Ramaswamy to be “sitting there, whatever ethnicity you are, ‘splaining to me what it’s like to be black in America.”

The New York Times reported that this interview stunned CNN leaders, making it the final straw for him on the channel. 

The host, who was already on thin ice at the channel, was demoted from prime time to a morning slot six months ago. However, he continued giving the CNN leaders reasons to kick him out. 

One of these instances occurred in February, when said 51-year-old GOP candidate Nikki Haley “isn’t in her prime, sorry…A woman is considered to be in her prime in her 20s and 30s and maybe 40s.” He also shut down his female co-hosts, who pushed back by saying he was merely stating facts. 

“CNN and Don have parted ways,” Chris Licht, CNN’s chairman, said in a statement. “Don will forever be a part of the CNN family, and we thank him for his contributions over the past 17 years. We wish him well and will be cheering him on in his future endeavors.”

However, Lemon’s interpretation of the event was in contrast as he expressed shock. “I am stunned,” Lemon wrote. “After 17 years at CNN I would have thought that someone in management would have had the decency to tell me directly. At no time was I ever given any indication that I would not be able to continue to do the work I have loved at the network.” 

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