CNN’s Dumb and Dumber, Don Lemon and Fredo Cuomo, are now painting every Trump voter as a bigot and a racist:
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 14, 2021
Below is the full transcript from Grabien, so you don’t have to listen to these two ridiculous excuses for news hosts if you don’t want to:
CUOMO: Now what you hear is you can’t say everybody who voted for Trump is like the people who went into the capitol. Response.
LEMON: You can’t say that what? Everybody —
CUOMO: Everybody who voted for Trump is like them.
LEMON: No, I just explained to you, if you are on that side you need to think about the side you’re on. I’m never on the side of the Klan. I am never — principled people, conservative or liberal never on the Klan side. Principled people, conservative or liberal, never on the Nazi side. Principled people who are conservative or liberal, never on the side that treats their fellow Americans as less than, that says that your fellow Americans should not exist, that says your fellow Americans should be in a concentration camp or that sides with slavery or sides with any sort of bigotry.
CUOMO: Right. And if they say I don’t agree with those people, I just like Trump’s policies.
LEMON: Well, then get out of the crowd with him.
CUOMO: I wasn’t in the crowd. I just voted for Trump.
LEMON: You’re in the crowd who voted for Trump. If you voted for Trump you voted for the person who the clan supported. You voted for the person who Nazis support. You voted for the person who the alt-right supports. That’s the crowd that you are in. You voted for the person who incited a crowd to go into the capitol and potentially take the lives of lawmakers. Took the lives of police officers. Took the lives of innocent lives who were there on the capitol that day. You voted on that side, and the people in Washington are continuing to vote on that side because why? Because something is in it for them. Political expediency is in it for them. Money is in it for them. Power is in it for them. They’re not on your side. Working-class black people and working-class white people in this country have more in common than working-class white people and Donald Trump, who professes to be a billionaire. So actually, if working-class black people and working-class white people can get together, they would have more political power than the people who are using them in this whole process. That’s the only part of it that’s political. But this is about America’s original sin, and that is racism. And everybody’s afraid to talk about it, afraid to really get down to the nitty-gritty, and framing it in the wrong possible way in this sort of superhero, you know, I forget what you called the movies that are out now, you know, the guy with the horns and all that. Oh, look at this. In character form, this sort of disneyesque form. That’s not what this is. This is about people who are dying and the country continuing to go down the wrong road and not facing its original sin. That’s what this is. We had racist people who tried to take over the capitol. We have tens of thousands of members of the military who are now guarding the capitol of this country. Because of what? Because these people tried to take over the country. Because we told you about it. The news told you about it.
This is the same news host who, after getting caught yucking it up with his guests as they mocked Trump supporters last year, said “Ask anyone who knows me, they’ll tell you, I don’t believe in belittling people, belittling anyone for who they are, what they believe or where they’re from.”
He doesn’t believe in belittling anyone for what they believe, unless they voted for Trump. Those people are racists and a bigots, even if they don’t realize it. Lemon is a disgusting human being.
I’ll leave you with this from one year ago:
The arrogance, the dismissiveness, the smug cackling, the accents.
If Donald Trump wins re-election this year, I’ll remember this brief CNN segment late one Saturday night in January as the perfect encapsulation for why it happened. pic.twitter.com/8kQ6zN9AZV
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) January 28, 2020