On Wednesday’s CNN Tonight With Don Lemon, the host responded to criticisms he received earlier in the week for comments he made while discussing a recent Kentucky grocery store shooting with Chris Cuomo on Cuomo Prime Time.
“We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them,” Lemon told Cuomo on Monday.
But after backlash began in various right wing circles from those comments, Lemon doubled-down on the sentiment.
“Let’s put emotion aside and look at the cold, hard facts. The evidence is overwhelming,” Lemon said on Wednesday.
He included stats from places like The Government Accountability Office, The Washington Post and The Anti-Defamation League to back up his point that the vast majority of deadly attacks in this country over the past couple of decades were carried out by far right violent extremists.
Lemon’s comments came Wednesday night despite a CNN spokeswoman saying earlier in the day that neither Lemon nor the network would speak more about it.
And while the criticism of Lemon will undoubtedly continue, he will undoubtedly keep doing what he does.
“So people who were angered about what I said are missing the entire point,” Lemon concluded Wednesday. “We don’t need to worry about people who are thousands of miles away. The biggest threats are homegrown. The facts prove that.”
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