Anchor Don Lemon opened his show Thursday by calling the President Donald Trump a “racist.” Don Lemon (born March 1, 1966) is an American news anchor and journalist. He is based in New York City and currently hosts CNN Tonight.
“The President of the United States is racist,” Lemon said. “A lot of us already knew that.”
Trump during an Oval Office meeting Thursday ask why the U.S. is allowing people from “shithole countries,” referencing Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries, to immigrate to America.
Lemon called the remarks “disgusting.”
“But you know what? They’re not shocking, not even really surprising because this is who Donald Trump is. This is what he thinks,” Lemon added.
“For years I and others have been trying to tell you, the American people, that this man was exhibiting bigoted behavior,” he said. “I asked him about it a number of times, and he denied it but kept up the racist rhetoric and behavior throughout the campaign and now while he’s in the White House.”
“And for all of you who over the last few years uttered that tired, lazy, uninformed, uneducated, ignorant response of calling me and others who point out racist behavior racists, you know what you can go do?” Lemon asked, pausing for effect. “I can’t say that, but you can go read a book. A history book.”