If you’re a Trump supporter, you’re a stupid rube and Don Lemon doesn’t want to be friends with you.
Which, I’m sure, is a terribly great loss. But just in case you’re a glutton for misery and wanted to hang out with a patronizing CNN anchor who thinks you have the mental bandwidth of a blueberry waffle, Lemon’s not looking to shake hands with a whole lot of conservatives – in fact, he said he’s already dumped the few he was already friends with because according to him, their backwards political views are comparable to a drug addict’s substance abuse.
Lemon told fellow CNN anchor Chris Cuomo Thursday:
"And you know what the sad thing is? I’ll be honest with you. I have many people who I love in my life. I come from a red state. I’ve lived in several red states. There are a lot of friends I had to really get rid of because they are so nonsensical when it comes to [Trump]. They have the whole…every single talking point that they hear from state TV, that they hear from this president, they repeat it and they are blinded by it. I had to get rid of them, because they are too far gone,” he bemoaned.
“I try and I try and I try. They’ll say something really stupid and I show them the science and the information and they still repeat those talking points. And I had to get rid of a lot of people in my life, because sometimes you’ve just got to let them go. I think they have to hit rock bottom like an addict, and they have to want to get help. They have to want to know the truth.
“I don’t know if after this I will ever be able to go back and be friends with those people, because at a certain point you just say they’re too far gone and I gotta let them go. If they’re willing to come back and willing to live in reality, then I will welcome them with open arms, but I can’t do it anymore,” he added.
CNN’s @donlemon: "I have many people who I love in my life … There are a lot of friends I had to really get rid of because they are so non-sensical when it comes to [Trump]. If they’re willing to come back and willing to live in reality, then I will welcome them with open arms” pic.twitter.com/eLsVX1qAdD— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 30, 2020
Which, to be honest, is perfectly fine with me. Because while there are plenty of seats at our Thanksgiving table for any who want to join (liberals included), I’m not sure I’ve got a chair big enough for Lemon’s ego.