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CNN’s Don Lemon has responded to Donald Trump’s twitter attack labeling him and LeBron James “dumb and dumber,” saying: “Let me not mince words here: This president traffics in racism and is fueled by bullying,” he said during a 9-minute monologue Monday night.

Lemon took to the airwaves to deliver a scathing response to Trump slamming his interview with James.

“This president constantly denigrates people of color and women, too,” Lemon said of Trump’s Twitter attack from Friday.

“Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike,” Trump tweeted, sparking immediate outrage across social media.

As noted by TooFab, even Michael Jordan praised LeBron for his character and charity work.

“The overwhelmingly negative response though to his unfair and unkind attack on a good man, LeBron James, shows that American rejects what he is peddling. Most of America, anyway, not all of America.”

And Lemon made it clear that Trump is peddling racism.

“I would like to note referring to African-Americans as dumb — remember this is America — referring to African-Americans as dumb is one of the oldest canards of America’s racist past and present that black people are of inferior intelligence,” Lemon said, noting Trump’s comments that there were “very fine people on both sides,” following the deadly white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Virginia where one racist rammed his car through a crowd of counter-protesters, killing Heather Heyer.

“Cross burnings are tiki torches; their white hoods replaced by no hoods and khaki pants. These are the ‘very fine people’ in the president’s eyes,” Lemon said. “And yes, let me not mince words here: This president traffics in racism and is fueled by bullying. From keeping children at the border in cages to bullying journalists at every one of his rallies and every chance he gets.”

“President Trump is trying a divide and conquer strategy here, and here’s how it goes,” he continued. “He divides by race and tries to conquer decency by smearing and besmirching the truth and the people who fight to uphold it.”

Lemon then asked his viewers to reflect: “I’ve wondered if he will succeed if President Trump is the one who has the finger on the pulse of this country. Is he revealing who we really are? Think about that. Is this who we really are?”

Lemon concluded by encouraging “the decent and truly patriotic people who really love America and believe in its greatness” to stand up for folks being marginalized, “because clearly, Donald Trump won’t.”

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13 thoughts on “Don Lemon Calls Out Trump’s ‘Racism’ After Lebron James Tweet Diss

  1. Couldn’t Trump have meant the standard dictionary meaning of “dumb” because he was responding to the negative comments those two constantly make about him, not because of their race? Why can’t Lemon accept that? Because that doesn’t allow him to play the race card, and take the look how righteous I am attitude.

  2. Lebron James is still the best player. He will be fully healthy when the season begins because of his conditioning routine. His conditioning routine is top notch and there is no slowing down for at least this coming season. We will still witness his greatness and see a lot of highlights. But with his current team mates I doubt he can contend with championships but let’s just enjoy this coming season.

  3. Theodosia Shields on said:

    Don
    Keep doing in what you are doing with class and dignity. My 88 year old father refers to this administration as ” Ignorance in High Place.” In addition to the Ignorance is racism. Please be safe and thank you for doing a great job.

  4. News flash Asians, Whites, Mexicans, ALL had a hand in building this country
    It’s that white republican man that GAVE our black azzes the right to be free We don’t
    Have any more or less rights than anyone else, and if we are truly that weak minded to facilitate our own self destruction then we truly do belong on a plantation with the white man seeing to our every care and need

  5. Now as we learned during the last administration a liberal person of color absolutely
    Cannot be called out for anything he can be totally off the rails or as wrong as 3 left shoes the plantation overseers have given them the “you are holier than thou and can’t be wrong” absolution, ESSPECIALLY if the person doing the calling out is white or conservative

  6. Until black people can stand together as a whole we will continue to hear racial slurs from people like Trump who have no idea why GOD made every man equal. Black people need to stand together and demand respect from a country we built and died in. We have more rights to live and be free more than any other race here, yet we have not learned how to support our people. We do what the white man wants. That is destroy each other. That’s their main goal.

  7. The fact that that ignorant ranmous occupying the WH has the audacity to call someone dumb, low IQ is a big ass joke. This bitch is senile and he need to resign NOW!! This thing is sickening to watch.

  8. MariAnne Bolton on said:

    Don , I am so proud of your intelligent response. You made Chump look like just what he is – – STUPID and DUMB!!!

  9. Chump apparently has an ISSUE with African American’s who HAVE A BRAIN and are not afraid to use it!!!!!

    His RACIST RANTS at both Lebron James and Don Lemon were as UGLY as it can get.

    Chump has that SLAVE-MASTER MENTALITY. He want all the good SLAVES to kow tow and bend at his will.

    Kudo’s to both Lebron and Don for SHUTTING CHUMP DOWN and clapping back at his IGNORANT ASS.

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