CNN’s Don Lemon on Wedneday accused all 74 million Americans who voted for President Donald Trump of being "on the side” of the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis.
Don Lemon is once again the worst person on TV. pic.twitter.com/G2DIYYVsHC— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) January 14, 2021
After fellow CNN host Chris Cuomo teed him up by suggesting that some believe "you can't say that everybody who voted for Trump is like the people who went into the Capitol," Lemon responded:
"If you are on that side, you need to think about the side you're on. I am never on the side of the Klan. 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 your fellow Americans should not exist...that sides with slavery."
"And if they say, 'I don't agree with those people, I just like Trump's policies'?" Cuomo pressed.
"Then get out of the crowd with them," Lemon said. "If you voted for Trump, you voted for the person who the Klan supported. You voted for the person who Nazis support. You voted for the person who the alt-right supports. You voted for the person who incited a crowd to go into the Capitol and potentially take the lives of lawmakers. You voted on that side, and the people in Washington are continuing to vote on that side."