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Well this is a rare one for the books!
CNN is typically happy to be in bed with the Democrats.
But that didn’t stop CNN news anchor Don Lemon from harshly criticizing the Democrats on their handling of the BLM riots.
During his show, Lemon accused Democrats of ignoring the issue and hoping it’ll simply disappear.
Here’s the full details on his comments from the New York Post:
CNN anchor Don Lemon is warning Democrats that they’ll face consequences on election day for ignoring rioting across the country — saying it represents a “blind spot” for the party.
“I think Democrats are ignoring this problem, are hoping that it will go away,” Lemon told fellow anchor Chris Cuomo during his 9 p.m. Tuesday handoff. “And it’s not going to go away.”
Lemon agreed with Cuomo’s take that the ongoing unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, since Jacob Blake, 29, was shot by police on Sunday represents a “Rorschach test for the entire country” — and said Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden “may be afraid” to address it before the Nov. 3 election.
“So the problem is not going to be fixed by then, but what they can do, and I think maybe Joe Biden may be afraid to do it — I’m not sure, maybe he won’t, maybe he is,” Lemon said. “He’s got to address it. He’s got to come out and talk about it.”
Lemon said Biden would benefit from delivering a speech like President Barack Obama did in 2015 in the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man whose police custody death led to weeks of rioting in Baltimore.
“He’s got to come out and tell people that he’s going to deal with the issue of police reform in this country and that’s what’s happening now is happening under Donald Trump’s watch,” Lemon said of Biden.
Lemon suggested that Biden and his VP pick, Sen. Kamala Harris, could be biding their time to address the issue once they’re elected. But the CNN anchor predicted that might be too late.
“But guess what? The rioting has to stop,” Lemon continued. “Chris, as you know and I know, it’s showing up in the polling. It’s showing up in focus groups. It is the only thing – it is the only thing right now that is sticking.”
Check out reactions on Twitter to Lemon’s comments:
Lemon's of course concerned that if Democrats allow the riots to simply continue, they'll suffer at the polls in November.
And rightfully so!
Who would want to live under the chaos of the Democrat Party?
Real Clear Politics reports that Lemon also clarified that most black people don't want to defund the police:
CNN host Don Lemon said it is the "fringes" of the Democratic party that want to defund the police and not African-Americans. Lemon said Tuesday night on CNN that African-Americans want more police and need more police. Lemon said activists need to know when to "pull back" and realize that an "activist mind" doesn't win elections.
"I'm going to say this and I know people don't like it. Most black people don't want police defunded. They don't want fewer police there. What they want, they want more. And most communities of color in this country need police. They may need police more than white communities, okay?"
"There's more crime," CNN's Chris Cuomo chimed in.
"Because there is more crime," Lemon said. "Poor communities. There's more crime in poorer communities regardless of what ethnicity you are. And African-Americans -- most African-Americans know that. The fringes of the party want that. But most people in the Democratic party don't want that. What they don't want and what African-Americans don't want, police abusing people."