Watch: MLK's Nephew Absolutely Tears Apart Trump-Hating CNN Anchor
CNN anchor Don Lemon found himself in a pickle Monday night during an interview with Martin Luther King Jr.’s nephew Isaac Newton Farris Jr. while discussing President Donald Trump’s so-called “racism.”
Farris appeared on “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon” to discuss the president’s alleged remarks that some countries are “sh**hole countries” during a closed door meeting on immigration.
Trump-hating Lemon did his best to get Farris to admit the president was racist, but Farris was having none of it.
Farris tried to explain to Lemon that a person could say something that sounded racist, but not actually be a racist.
“I used the word ignorance, I think I’d rather say uninformed, because ignorance has a much more negative connotation to it,” said Farris, the son of King’s sister, Christine King Farris.
“The president, I do not think, is a racist as we have traditionally known in this country,” he added.
While it remains debatable if Trump is ignorant, Farris’ point is clear — he did not think the president is racist.
Lemon did not seem to understand, so Farris broke it down for him and explained how making a statement that may seem racist to some does not make a racist.
“It makes maybe what you said or done a racist act, but it’s not an act of racism. It’s not racism in your heart. You can do something and not be aware you’re doing them. I think that’s largely the case with President Trump,” Farris told Lemon.
Lemon then insinuated that Farris was getting something or being compensated in some way because he would not jump on the “Trump is a racist” bandwagon.
He went from insulting the president to insulting Farris simply because Farris would not agree with him.
This is what CNN calls journalism.
Take a look:
Lemon is an embarrassment — even to CNN.
Sadly, Lemon — and people like him — are only contributing to racial tensions we have in the country.
H/T Truth and Action
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