CNN anchor Don Lemon demonized Trump supporters after last week’s chaos at the Capitol, according to Fox News.
“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 explained to his colleague Chris Cuomo.
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“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.”
CNN's Don Lemon doubles down on his smear of all 74 million voters. Suggesting that they all are racist and are in league with the Klan.
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“Those people voted the way you voted and who you voted for, I’m just saying,” Lemon dismissed Cuomo’s tepid defense of Trump voters. “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.”
“But it doesn’t mean that a voter believes that their vote means what you think it means,” Cuomo said.
“Well … it also means that you share something with that person and you must own up to it,” Lemon shot back. “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, [where] 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.”
Lemon has a long history of attacking Trump supporters. Earlier this month, Lemon dismissed the idea that he should “respect” the president’s voters since they “believe bulls—.”
Lemon compared Trump supporters to drug addicts, saying ” I think they have to hit rock bottom like an addict, right?”
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Lemon remained unapologetic Thursday night.
After Cuomo suggested that not all Trump voters associate themselves with the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol building, Lemon continued to argue that they’re ultimately one and the same.