Don Lemon Tries To Explain Video Mocking Trump Supporters, Instead Makes It Worse

CNN’s Don Lemon might not be the “dumbest man on television,” but he sure must think viewers are stupid.

Faced with an outpouring of outrage over a video that showed him doubled over his desk with laughter as two guests on his show mocked the intelligence of President Donald Trump supporters, the Trump-hating host tried to backpedal Tuesday night, but only ended up making things worse.

Not only did his explanation lack even the semblance of an apology, Lemon actually tried to plead ignorance about what was said clearly on his own television show.

Lemon has embarrassed himself before on TV before (public drunkenness isn’t even the worst of it) but this was close to a new bottom.

And it was so bad, the Republican National Committee is already using it for an advertisement.

Lemon’s latest problem started Monday, when a video went viral showing his Saturday panel discussion featuring anti-Trump author and political strategist Rick Wilson and New York Times contributing opinion writer Wajahat Ali pouring scorn on the supposed ignorance of Trump supporters.

The exchange lasted more than a minute, and included Lemon actually wiping tears of laughter from his eyes. But on Tuesday night, faced with well-deserved backlash, Lemon tried to claim he meant no offense.

“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,” Lemon said.

“Just to make this perfectly clear, I was laughing at the joke and not at any group of people.”

For anyone who watched the video, it’s tough to believe he didn’t catch “everything that was said.”

Wilson’s original joke referred to Trump specifically, but that was only 20 seconds in. The remainder of the time featured Wilson and Ali making fun of the “credulous boomer-rube demo” that makes up the president’s base.

Just as a reminder, here’s the video in full. (You’ll see why Trump captioned his tweet about it “Don Lemon, the dumbest man on television.”)

Americans who reject the far-left insanity of the modern Democratic Party – with its distaste for American tradition, embrace of illegal aliens and bizarre obsession with “transgender” issues – got a stark demonstration of how little the liberal media actually thinks of them.

And considering the mainstream media is essentially a subsidiary of the Democratic Party, it’s not too far a jump to take it as an indication of what the Democratic leadership thinks of them, too.

The RNC wasted no time in putting that perception to use with an advertisement combining segments from the Lemon clip with statements made by prominent Democrats — Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Pete Buttigieg — to make the point clear.

The ad is titled “They Think You’re a Joke,” and it’s tough to deny.

There’s no question that it strikes a nerve.

That last one puts it almost perfectly.

Yes, it’s shameful that liberals and Democrats put their contempt for their fellow citizens on full display — without apparent regard for the consequences.

But that isn’t all. What’s even more shameful is behavior like Lemon’s — when confronted about his video, he tried to backpedal to tell viewers that what they plainly saw, they didn’t see.

If Lemon had outright apologized for laughing at the offensive “jokes” by his guests, his sorry excuse that he didn’t hear “everything that was said” might have held water.

As it was, he was defiant, claiming that he would never laugh at “any group of people” — when two panelists on his show viciously mocked 63 million Americans while Lemon wiped tears of laughter from his eyes.

The Saturday night video showed that liberal commentators think Trump supporters are ignorant. Lemon’s statement Tuesday night showed he must think his own viewers are stupid, too.

This was one backpedal that only made things worse.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

via thefederalistpapers

21 comments

  1. One of the proud Deplorables, Rednecked Ilittererates! I need the tee shirt to wear proudly!
    Lemon is a liar tripping over his own tongue. Not only ..would he.. laugh at a group… He did!
    And we’re not laughing!

    1. Mr. Don Lemmon never made it past the 3rd grade and doesn’t know his ass from a hole in the ground! That’s why CNN likes him; he just fits right in with the rest of their mental zombies don’t you know.

  2. The Unicorn Milk was a little bitter last night wasn’t it Mr. Lemonade. What comes around, goes around. Gay bastard with a big mouth never last long before someone sticks something in it…

    1. OH YES I GUESS YOU DIDN’T HEAR ABOUT THE BAR EPISODE, WHERE HE STUCK HIS HAND IN HIS PANTS, THEN SHOVED HIS HAND IN A MANS FACE. DISGUSTING

  3. BOYCOTT HIS SHOW AND ALL HIS SPONSORS. INVESTIGATE WHAT COMPANIES SPONSOR HIS SHOW AND BOYCOTT THE SPONSORS UNTIL THEY PULL ALL THEIR ADS AND MONEY FROM THIS RACIST SHOW!!! THIS IS WHAT THE LEFT DOES!!! HE IS A PRIME EXAMPLE AND NEEDS TO BE STOPPED! BOYCOTT THIS SHOW AND ALL ITS’ SPONSORS!

  4. If Don Lemon was just laughing at the joke, why did he continue to participate in this behavior of belittling a certain group of people, he should. have put an end to the slamming and gone to another subject, sorry Don, damage has already been done, if you really cared about this and what damage this has done, not only did you and your co-hosts damage your reputations you also damaged CNN’ s even more, you need to resign as a news broadcaster, If CNN had wanted to show it’s viewers that they are any kind of a decent network, and take responsibility. Of having zero tolerance for what was done here, they should terminate your contract with them.

  5. BOYCOTT CNN THEY ARE SO BIASED THEY HIRE ALL FOX NEWS LEFTOVERS, BECAUSE THEY NEED PEOPLE WHO CAN PRETEND THEY AREN’T BIASED. FIND THEIR SPONSERS AND BOYCOTT THEM , THEY ARE ENABLING CNN

  6. Don Lemon is a bigot and a racist. if he was a conservative he would have been fired very publicly already. That means his management is just as Bigoted and racist as Don Lemon is. Don Lemon appears to be some sort of mixed race heritage but I am certain that when applying for college and jobs he puts down African american so he can get the Affirmative Action points. He is a complete racists.

    Don Lemon needs to be fired and his network needs to make a formal apology. If not then bring back all the conservative people you claim of do offensive things on and off the air. Force the schools to pay all the student they suspended for putting conservative views on their private social media pages and force every teacher in america to apology for being the racist bigots they are right along with Don Lemon.

    Just because you believe your liberal social views are right does not give you the right to discriminate and the liberals discriminate all the time.

    P>S> Liberals the people on the right think their social views are correct too!! the conservative just are not asses about it like liberals are.

  7. I have never watched Don Lemon and don’t really want to now; but I probably should so I will know which sponsors to boycott.

  8. STOP — STOP — STOP……….PLEASE PEOPLE STOP CALLING THE DEMOCRAT PARTY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. DEMOCRATIC HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH THOSE PEOPLE. DEMOCRATIC IS WAY OF BEING FOR OUR COUNTRY AND OTHER COUNTRY’S THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. AS WELL, WE ARE A REPUBLIC THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.
    THANK YOU

  9. just and over rated over opinionated STUPID ASS HAT, cnn pays him to be that way , he his a sorry stupid act, NOT FUNNY at all, and these 2 jokers with him, One very dumb as a box of un-sharpened pencils and Wilson and this other one, which sounds like a e-mail handle WHAT THE HAT AL , LOL LOL LOL , send them all a BANNED from TV notice. And I,am glad it all back fired on the sour lemon.

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