CNN’s Don Lemon Shames Trump Supporters

By on January 12, 2018

Following the recent reports that President Donald Trump had referred to Haiti and as well other African nations as “shithole countries,” media outlets and Washington insiders voiced shock and disappointment.

CNN’s Don Lemon however was in no way surprised.

On Thursday, the journalist shamed Trump supporters for consistently defending the president’s “bigoted behavior.”

Appearing to be at his wit’s end, Lemon asked of them, “How many examples do you need of this?”

Lemon struggled with how Trump supporters could know that their leader had used the pejorative “shithole” to describe Haiti and other African countries, but somehow still maintain that he was not a racist.

Appearing to nearly lose his cool, an exasperated Lemon said, “You know what you can go do?”  He then paused and went on. “I can’t say that…. But you can go read a book, a history book. Because you might learn that some of the people from those shithole countries were slaves who were brought here by force to help build this country, and then start your learning process from there.”

Lemon asked Trump supporters to reflect on their support for an obviously racist president. “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?” he asked.

Several Republican lawmakers, such as Carlos Curbelo and Erik Paulsen,  have voiced their disgust with the president’s reported behavior.

Mia Love, a Haitian American representative from Utah, denounced Trump’s actions as unacceptable.

“My parents came from one of those countries, took an oath of allegiance to it, and took on the responsibilities of everything that being a citizen comes with,” Love said according to The Weekly Standard. “They never took a thing from our federal government. They worked hard, paid taxes, and rose from nothing to take care of and provide opportunities for their children. They taught their children to do the same. That’s the American Dream. The President must apologize to both the American people and the nations he so wantonly maligned.”