CNN’s remarkably arrogant Don Lemon recently interviewed Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy.
Lemon quickly took issue with Ramaswamy’s accurate assertion that southern Democrats tried to prevent Black Americans from owning guns prior to—and even after-- the Civil War.
The serially disgraced CNN host attempted to deceive his handful of viewers into believing Ramaswamy said the Civil War was fought primarily to give Black people gun rights.
Lemon: “I don’t really see what one has to do with the other — and using the Civil War to talk about Black Americans — that war was not fought for Black people to have guns.”
Ramaswamy: “That war was fought for Black people to have freedoms in this country. Actually, that’s why the Civil War was fought. Actually, a funny fact is — Black people did not get to enjoy the other freedoms until their Second Amendment rights were secured.” Bingo.
Lemon: “But Black people still aren’t allowed to enjoy the freedoms as well in this country.”
Ramaswamy: “I disagree with you on that Don. I think you’re doing a disservice to this country by failing to recognize the fact that we have equality before the laws here.” (Well, those who are still being held-- without charge-- for strolling through the Capitol Building on Jan. 6 might disagree.)
Lemon: “Well, OK. When you are in Black skin and you live in this country, then you can disagree with me.”
Note to Lemon: Ramaswamy does live in this country. And he is not white. Lemon believes no one has the right to disagree with him unless they are Black? Or “are in Black skin?” He is clearly a Black Supremacist, a racist of the highest order.
Lemon then verbally accosted The Indian-American Ramaswamy, stating: “I think it’s insulting that you’re sitting here — whatever ethnicity you are — ‘splaining to me about what it’s like to be Black in America.” Lemon was insulted that Ramaswamy was sitting near him, “whatever ethnicity” Ramaswamy may be? Lemon thought Ramaswamy was “‘splaining” to him “about what it’s like to be Black in America?” Ramaswamy did no such thing. And Lemon knows it.
Arguably the two worst personality traits are stupefying ignorance and overarching arrogance. When combined—as they are in people like AOC, Rashida Tlaib, Eric Swalwell, and Adam Schiff—they are truly repulsive…and dangerous.
What would Lemon say if Tucker Carlson, Marjorie Taylor Greene, or Donald Trump condescendingly said to him, “When you are in white skin, then you can disagree with me?”
And now unemployed.