CNN anchor Don Lemon declared that “the largest terror risk on this nation is white males,” including that “there isn’t any journey ban on them” in an change that has prompted rebuke from conservatives on social media.
“I hold attempting to level out to folks and to not demonize anybody group or anybody ethnicity,” Lemon stated to fellow CNN anchor Chris Cuomo throughout a handoff of their respective applications late Monday. “However we hold pondering that the largest terror risk is one thing else, somebody people who find themselves marching, you already know, in direction of the border, prefer it’s imminent.”
“And the final time they did this, a pair hundred folks got here and so they — you already know, most of them did get into the nation, most of them tired– you already know, obtained tuckered out earlier than they made it to the border,” he continued.
“So, now we have to cease demonizing folks and notice the largest terror risk on this nation is white males, most of them radicalized to the best, and now we have to begin doing one thing about them,” Lemon concluded. “There isn’t any journey ban on them. There isn’t any ban on — you already know, that they had the Muslim ban. There isn’t any white man ban.”
Lemon was referring to a ban stopping journey to the U.S. by nationals from 5 Muslim-majority nations launched by the Trump administration in early 2017. The Supreme Courtroom upheld the ban in June 2018 on a 5-Four vote.
His commentary went largely unnoticed till Tuesday night time earlier than Every day Wire author Ryan Saavedra flagged it. It has since been retweeted greater than three,300 occasions as of early Wednesday morning.
CNN’s Don Lemon: “We have now to cease demonizing folks and notice the largest terror risk on this nation is white males, most of them radicalized to the best, and now we have to begin doing one thing about them.” pic.twitter.com/OFu9fL3eHn
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 31, 2018
Conservatives slammed Lemon over the touch upon social media.
We have now to cease demonizing folks primarily based on race or ethnicity and in addition white males are terrorists. That is CNN. https://t.co/fFhWm6jr5q
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 31, 2018
Don Lemon: “I hold attempting to level out to folks to not demonize anybody group or anybody ethnicity.”
Don Lemon actually seconds later: “: “We have now to… notice the largest terror risk on this nation is white males.”pic.twitter.com/M8ffxbiUjO
— CRTV (@CRTV) October 31, 2018
Take out the phrases “WHITE MEN” and REPLACE them with “BLACK MEN” and see how briskly the HOST who says this GETS FIRED…
Race BAITING at it is FINEST… DEMS feed on DIVISION…
Don Lemon: “The Largest Terror Menace In This Nation Is WHITE MEN” [VIDEO]..https://t.co/k3ZM6ioJhb
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) October 30, 2018
CNN’s @donlemon: “The largest terror risk on this nation is white males.”
Is that unadulterated racism or bigotry?
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) October 30, 2018
Ought to he apologize?
What Don Lemon Simply Stated About White Males Will Go Down As Day CNN Misplaced Center America Ceaselessly (Video) https://t.co/n48nk9qXh1
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) October 31, 2018
Lemon, 52, has anchored “CNN Tonight” since its re-launched on the community in 2014.