UPDATE: Don Lemon Issues Lame Response After Hysterically Laughing at Insults Towards Trump Supporters
CNN’s Don Lemon has responded to his critics after hysterically laughing at insults made towards Trump supporters on his show.
Of course, he called the insults “jokes” and claimed he was not laughing at “any group of people,” which is simply false because the “jokes” were clearly about a group of people (Trump supporters). But, why let facts get in the way of a good non-apology?
Last night on his show, Lemon said, “This is personally important to me to address this. Anyone…ask anyone who knows me they’ll tell you. I don’t believe in belittling people. Belittling anyone for who they are, what they believe, or where they’re from.”
He continued, “During an interview on Saturday night one of my guests said something that made me laugh. And while in the moment I found that joke humorous and I didn’t catch everything that was said. Just to make perfectly clear, I was laughing at the joke and not at any group of people.”
CNN's Don Lemon responds to outrage over his segment where he and others mocked Trump supporters as rednecks
Lemon: “I didn’t catch everything that was said. … I was laughing at the joke and not at any group of people”
The joke was mocking a group of people: Trump supporters pic.twitter.com/21NOtCjTPT
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 29, 2020
Over the weekend, Lemon gave CNN’s 12 viewers a good chuckle when his guests, Rick Wilson and Wajahat Ali hurled insults at Trump supporters.
The “jokes” amused Lemon so much that he doubled over in laughter and eventually needed tissues to wipe away his tears.
Wilson began insulting the president, claiming, “Donald Trump couldn’t find Ukraine on a map if you had the letter ‘U’ and a picture of an actual, physical crane next to it.”
He continued, “He knows that this is an administration defined by ignorance of the world, so that’s partly him playing to their base and playing to their audience, you know, the credulous boomer rube demo that backs Donald Trump, the ones that think that, ‘Donald Trump’s the smart one, and there all y’all, y’all elitists are dumb,’” he said in a southern accent.
Ali clearly couldn’t resist, and chimed in, “You elitists, with your geography and your maps and your spelling.”
It was at this point that Lemon was laughing so hard he had to pull out tissues and wipe away his tears.
Wilson replied, “Your math and your readin!’”
The disgusting banter continued until Lemon could contain himself, and said “Rick, that was a good one, I needed that.”
America, this is what CNN thinks of you…
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 28, 2020