As Protests Rage In Multiple U.S. Cities, Don Lemon Goes After Trump: “Nobody Wants To Hear From The White House Right Now”

Tom Tapp
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Large-scale protests again broke out in Minneapolis and (newly) New York’s Union Square on Thursday in response to he death of George Floyd, a black man who was seen on video pinned at the neck by a white police officer screaming “I can’t breathe!” Floyd later died.

Local officials sought to calm the unrest at a press conference on Thursday. Attorney for state of Minnesota Erica MacDonald, said the U.S. Department of Justice has made the investigation into Floyd’s death a “top priority,” asked for patience with the process and said that President Donald Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr were ‘directly and actively” monitoring the case.

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CNN’s Don Lemon was not having any of it. The host called out officials in Minneapolis and especially in DC in a scathing monologue on Thursday.

“As long as we’re being honest,” Lemon began, “nobody wants to hear from the White House or the attorney general right now.”

Lemon then rolled through a laundry list of what he saw as President Trump’s race baiting:

“No one wants to hear from the man who wanted the death penalty to come back for the [black and innocent] Central Park Five.”

“No one wants to hear from the man who claimed that the former president [Obama] wasn’t born in the United States.”

“Nobody wants to hear from the man who said there were very fine people on both sides [in Charlottesville].”

“No one wants to hear from the person that they perceive as contributing to situations like this in our society — not directly, but allowing people like that to think that they can get away from this.”

“No one wants to hear from the Birther-in-Chief and the ‘sons of bitches’-calling person.”

Watch his monologue below.

Lemon’s name was quickly a top trend on Twitter as both supporters and detractors shared the 49-second video.

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