Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of Republican President Donald Trump’s racist comments about immigrants from Africa and Haiti is how Trump’s supporters have declined to denounce him for the remarks and have instead rallied to his defense.
During a passionate rant on CNN Tonight, CNN host Don Lemon called out the president’s enablers and supporters for perhaps being even worse than Trump when it comes to their racism.
Many on the right, even including moderates such as Republican Ohio Governor and frequent Trump critic John Kasich, have declined to come out and admit that President Trump is racist. Lemon, however, had no such qualms and stated on his show, “The President of the United States is racist.” Said Don about Trump referring to the majority-black nations as “shitholes,” “Those comments are frankly, disgusting. There’s other language a would like to use, but we are on television.” The visibly angered host continued, “Tonight a White House official told CNN they’re not worried, they think this is good for them and the President’s comments will actually resonate with his base. Jesus. Admitting that for all their talk about making America great, the President is playing to a base that welcomes his racism and will enjoy it. That is disgraceful.”
Lemon then took Trump’s supporters to task, declaring, “This is for anyone who may be taken aback by my comments. I want to be very clear here, I don’t really care if you are. I hope you are.” He went on, “How many examples do you need of this? But he is a racist.” Lemon added, “And for all of you who have uttered that tired, lazy, uninformed, uneducated, ignorant response of calling out me and others who call out racist behaviors, racist?” The host later asked, “What does it say about you, that no matter what, no matter what, you continue to make excuses for this man, for his vile behavior. This sort of vile behavior, doesn’t that make you just as bad if not worse than him?” Do you agree with Don Lemon about racist Trump and his equally racist supporters? Watch his full comments below: