CNN’s Anderson Cooper & Don Lemon Send Shots At Trump For Racist Hate Speak
Anderson Cooper betrayed his cool demeanor, while Don Lemon told it like it is about Trump’s reported comments on Haiti and African countries.
Last night, the president of the United States made inflammatory comments about immigration from Haiti and African countries, describing the places people come from as “shitholes”. This did not sit well with waves of people, including CNN anchors Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon. While Fox was having a field day with Ann Coulter and her cronies, Cooper and Lemon were keeping it extra spicy about how they felt the president regarded people of color from places outside of the United States.
“The president of the United States is tired of so many black people coming into this country. Tired of immigrants from Haiti and Africa being allowed in,” Anderson said at the beginning of a hard-hitting segment. “Perhaps the White House feels the president’s remarks will be well-received in some parts of this country, among some parts of the president’s base, and perhaps that is true but it doesn’t make what he said any less ignorant or any less racist. Not racial. Not racially charged, racist. Let’s not pretend or dance around it. The sentiment the president expressed today is a racist sentiment,” Cooper added.
On Don Lemon’s broadcast, which Trump has admitted he “hate watches,” the first words he would’ve heard were, “The president of the United States is racist.” “A lot of us already knew that,” the anchor added, threatening to use “other language” had he not been on television. “Those comments are frankly disgusting,” Lemon said. “They’re not shocking. Not even really surprising, because this is who Donald Trump is. This is what he thinks.”
Cooper and Lemon both let their tirades showcase the emotional connection they have to the subjects disrespected by Trump. For Anderson, he was on the ground when an earthquake ravaged Haiti and saw the “dignity and strength” of the people who had next to nothing, but still show resilience in the face of adversity. Lemon went through a litany of similarly racist comments that Trump has made over the course of his campaign and presidency.
From saying Nigerian immigrants “should go back to their huts,” to saying Haitian immigrants “all have AIDS” to calling black NFL players “sons of bitches” for protesting police brutality and more — Don kept it gully when talking about this foof of a political head of state. “This is for anyone who may be taken aback by my comments,” Don said in closing. “I want to be clear here, I don’t care if you are. I hope you are. For years, Lemon and others have been calling out Trump for his “bigoted” and “racist” hate speak, but as a certain sect of America continues to give him a pass, they will continue to make excuses for his vile and unruly behavior.