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CNN hosts Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon unloaded an ugly attack on the air on America as a systemically racist nation where poor white people are “doing it wrong.”
The liberal hosts displayed their disgust in the handoff between their CNN shows on Tuesday, with Lemon claiming that America “has a problem with race” that is akin to being “addicted.” Cuomo and Lemon managed to mock white people, slam President Trump’s supporters and “Christian privilege” in the segment.
(Source: CNN via Media Research Center)
Lemon made his outrageous remarks following comments by Pennsylvania GOP Senator Rick Santorum who dismissed accusations of systemic racism in the country.
“They don’t know. When has anyone ever admitted that they had a problem? Have you ever known, have you ever had a family member or friend that has an issue whether it’s addiction, or whatever it is, who admitted to it?” The “CNN Tonight” host asked his colleague.
“People don’t like to admit they have problems,” Cuomo agreed.
“So, America has a problem with race,” Lemon continued, citing Santorum’s remarks. “Yes! It’s in pretty much everything. Look at how the country was founded. Look at what’s happening on the streets of American cities and not just playing out in America. Look at what’s happening with monuments and statues. Look at what’s happening – look at the President and his priorities—.”
As they called out those being frightened by a “boogeyman,” Cuomo declared that “scaring white people works.”
“If you’re a white person and you have not taken advantage of being able to always get loans, always get an education, always vote, always vote, always have every priority, even if you’re poor, if you haven’t been able to take advantage of that, then maybe you are doing it wrong,” the 54-year-old gay host who is engaged to a white man, said.
“But you should not be blaming the people who don’t have agency in society along with you. There’s another blame for it. But it’s not those people. You’re Just being pitted against those people because someone is taking advantage of you. You’re the mark. You’re the person that keeping the other people rich, keeping the other people in power,” he continued his rant.
“They’re playing for a sucker,” Cuomo chimed in, as his colleague agreed, adding that the “idea about there is no privilege in society for white people” is simply “bullsh–.”
“If you are a Christian, there is a privilege in the society because we prioritize Christianity even though we’re supposed to be a country that believes in freedom of religion,” he claimed.
Turning attention to the presidential race, Lemon then declared that Trump supporters are afraid of losing their white privilege.
“They’re not afraid of Trump being replaced by Biden. They’re afraid of what may replace them as the preeminent voice. Or maybe the voice that is not is not so strong and doesn’t have the advantage that it does in society,” he argued unchallenged.
Cuomo, whose brother is powerful New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, blindly agreed, declaring it is a “powerful fear,” as he slammed Trump supporters who “overlooked” the president’s “obvious failings.”
“They’re not overlooking it. They agree with it. There is no overlooking. You cannot overlook Trump. He is in our faces every day saying what he’s saying. There’s no way of overlooking,” Lemon said.
“You no longer have the advantage or the privilege that you have once had in this society. That’s what the fear is. The fear is not Joe Biden. It’s not Kamala Harris. It is what the fear is the inevitable no matter how much they fight it. It is the inevitable,” he whined.
The liberal hosts continued to speak for everyone else as Lemon brought his pontificating to a close.
“The more people who, like me and you, who will talk. The people who are in mixed interracial relationships. The more people who will overlook that BS as this country, as the world continues to grow, this is not going to be the same society where the same people have a preeminent voice,” he said. “It just is what is. You’re just prolonging the inevitable.”
The entire mind-boggling exchange was slammed on Twitter where users pointed out, again, how tone deaf Lemon and Cuomo are.
In other words, Cuomo and Lemon CONTINUE to shill for their Leftist pals while denigrating Conservatives and Christians.
At least they stay true to their branding…
— Joe (@joekanyou) September 9, 2020
Its Don Lemon that’s addicted to racism. Trying to convince his own ppl that America and anything not minority is racist while he is with a white man.
— I_Am_The_Monique (@IAmMonique16) September 9, 2020
— Floplag (@floplag) September 9, 2020
Cuomo calls 1/3 of US citizens suckers, where’s the outrage compared to a false report of Trump doing it?
It’s becoming more and more obvious that the racist bigots are at CNN
— ⭐️👉2nd Amendment is Mosty Peaceful🛡⭐️ (@iluvt2a) September 9, 2020
You have to feel sorry for people who feel this way, so out of touch with what’s real.
— Rik-Edwards-Rivait (@Rik_Rivait) September 9, 2020
Can someone tell Cuomo, he and his brother are the poster children for white privilege. Do either think they would be anywhere if it weren’t for daddy’s name.
— 1/2¢ (@halfpennyjm) September 9, 2020