Don Lemon Says He Was Called N-Word & F-Word Over Last 4 Years, Uses Words On Live TV
Don Lemon is making headlines over the comments he made over the weekend (Nov. 7th). The 54-year-old CNN news anchor used the n-word and the word “f*g” on live TV while expressing his experience after the last four years under the Trump administration.
During a conversation with fellow anchor Chris Cuomo, 50, he said:
“And I’m just talking about the last 8 months, I’m not talking about all the stuff that we dealt with before the fake news, the people yelling at us on the street, people calling me N****r, F*g, and all kinds of things and you’re fake news all of that. Never before [and] I’ve been in this business since 1991, have I ever had to deal with the crap I’ve had to deal with over the last 4 years. It is disgusting.”
“It was like a third world country, people who have been oppressed. Finally, the relief came that no longer did we have to live under this oppression. No longer did we have to live under people who pretend that that up is not up, that down is not down, that one plus one doesn’t equal two. And so I can’t help but be emotional at this moment.”
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Don Lemon continued:
“I’m not quite sure what I’m going to say so forgive me. I may not say all the right things tonight. I am very emotional and guess what I am speaking for everyone, but I got to tell you… When I watched that Black woman [Kamala Harris] come out on stage tonight, and I saw all of those people of all ages and all different backgrounds and the whole entire theme was ‘Everyone is welcome under this tent. We don’t care who you are. We don’t care if you voted for us or not. You’re all part of this American experiment.'”
At this point, Don Lemon began to get emotional and added:
“‘ I was so overwhelmed to hear that. I don’t care what people think if they think I’m biased or not. I don’t care, because I’m not a democrat, I’m not a Republican, I’m not a Conservative, I’m not a Liberal, I’m an American. We all deserve to be able to live in this country and have respect and with this administration, what this President doesn’t do… They do not respect people or anyone who doesn’t believe what they believe and so I’m very emotional. When you ask me how I’m feeling right now, I’m sorry, that’s all I can tell you. This is how I feel right now. I’m so happy to have this platform to be able to do this. I may not have it after this, but I really don’t care. I am so happy to live in a country that has an administration that is going to go in, regardless I’m going to challenge them on their policies. I’m going to hold them to account, but when you say we’re all welcome we’re all equal in this country. Amen, I’m in on that.”
As previously reported, Joe Biden became President-elect when he secured 284 electoral votes, well over the necessary 270 (Associated Press).
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