Don Lemon Thinks We Should Add Obama to Mount Rushmore
On Tuesday night, CNN’s Don Lemon suggested a new way to “solve” racism in the U.S.—adding Barack Obama to Mount Rushmore.
Lemon told this idea to fellow network host Chris “Fredo” Cuomo while talking about the nationwide monument vandalism over the last two months. According to theBlaze, the conversation started when the two were talking about the news that a California couple was charged with a hate crime after painting over a city of Martinez-approved “Black Lives Matter” mural.
Apparently this type of vandalism is one the Left doesn’t approve of, but I digress.
Lemon said that “they (meaning non-Leftists) want to paint over signs and they think it’s ‘our country.’ ‘This is the country that we built.’ Even though a rich diversity of people helped to build this country, and many of us — meaning our ancestors — for free, did not get paid for it, could not get an education, could not build wealth, are not on statues, Confederate or otherwise, are not on Mount Rushmore.
“I think, listen … if they are going to put someone on Mount Rushmore, considering the history of this country, the first black president should be front and center.”
Cuomo agreed with this, saying that Obama should be added, as opposed to replacing the current Mount Rushmore and that “it’s a more salable idea than the idea of taking away Founding Fathers.”
Putting one of the most divisive, empty Presidents in our history on the same pedestal as the Founders is an idea only a CNN commentator can come up with.