On his show this week, CNN’s Don Lemon not only made the argument that BLM riots were “justified” in a way that the scene at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th was not, he went on to explain that anyone who voted for or supported President Trump is in league with some of the worst hate groups in the world.
“If you voted for Trump, you voted for the person who the Klan supported. You voted for the person who Nazis support. You voted for the person who the alt-right supports. You voted for the person who incited a crowd to go into the Capitol and potentially take the lives of lawmakers. You voted on that side, and the people in Washington are continuing to vote on that side,” Lemon said in a conversation with CNN colleague Chris Cuomo.
The next night, the Dumbest Man on Television was unapologetic about his original remarks.
“I truly believe that, 100%,” Lemon told Cuomo. “They are allowed to their own opinion. It doesn’t mean that they’re right, but they’re allowed to their own opinion and I believe what I said last night.”
Cuomo, hardly the voice of reason at the best of times, tried to explain that not all of Trump’s voters support the actions at the Capitol – an understatement of epic proportions. Nonetheless, Lemon wasn’t having it.
“Those people voted the way you voted and who you voted for, I’m just saying,” Lemon said. “It puts you in the same crowd. You vote for people who have common interests. If someone has a common interest, people who vote like you have a common interest as you. That’s just how it is. That’s how political affiliation works.”
Does Lemon really want to have a conversation about some of the people who vote Democrat? Is he ready to claim alliance with every Democrat constituency out there?
“But it doesn’t mean that a voter believes that their vote means what you think it means,” Cuomo mused.
“Well, it also means that you share something with that person and you must own up to it,” Lemon replied. “And we have to stop giving people an out for people who represent the worst behavior. Stop trying to make an excuse for people who voted for someone who has those beliefs. You may think you don’t believe that, but in a way, what are you doing? You’re complicit with it because you are voting for the same type of person.”
Well, if that’s the way you want it, Don.
By the way, in 2020, white nationalist Richard Spencer announced his endorsement of Joe Biden. Guess we know what that says about every single Democrat who voted for him.