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Politics Analysis: 'This is CNN Tonight. I’m Don Lemon. The president of the United States is racist.'

17:54  12 january  2018
17:54  12 january  2018 Source:   msn.com

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But it’s not every day that the president of the United States calls Haiti, El Salvador and African nations “shithole countries.” When covering the president ’s remarks, some CNN hosts made it clear that this time, they would not The sentiment the president expressed today is a racist sentiment.”

Opening Thursday’s CNN Tonight , Lemon declared, “ The president of the United States is racist . A lot of us already knew that .” According to The Washington Post, during a meeting with lawmakers to discuss protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and several African countries, Trump remarked

CNN anchor Don Lemon, shown in May in New York, called President Trump a © Daniel Zuchnik, WireImage CNN anchor Don Lemon, shown in May in New York, called President Trump a "racist" during a newscast on Thursday. It’s not every day you hear a television news anchor unabashedly calling a public figure “racist.” Broadcast journalists tend to tread lightly when describing racism, using terms such as “racially charged” or “racially tinged.” After all, racism is often in the eye of the beholder.

But it’s not every day that the president of the United States calls Haiti, El Salvador and African nations “shithole countries.” As The Washington Post’s Josh Dawsey reported Thursday, Trump derided protections for immigrants from these “shithole countries,” and suggested that instead, the United States should be bringing more people from countries such as Norway. (Trump hinted at a denial early Friday.)

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Don Lemon (born March 1, 1966) is an American journalist and author. He is a news anchor for CNN based in New York City, and hosts CNN Tonight . Lemon was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

CNN ’s Don Lemon let rip on President Donald Trump on Thursday night, after a report claimed he referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “shithole countries.”. Lemon —who just last month was himself attacked by Trump on Twitter—opened Thursday’s CNN Tonight : “ The President of the

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When covering the president’s remarks, some CNN hosts made it clear that this time, they would not be holding back.

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“This is CNN Tonight, I’m Don Lemon. The president of the United States is racist. A lot of us already knew that.”

Those were the first words spoken by the news anchor at the opening of his show. He went on to call Trump’s comments “disgusting” but not shocking. “They’re not even really surprising. Because this is who Donald Trump is.”

His colleague, CNN host Anderson Cooper, was equally straightforward earlier in the evening.

“Not racial. Not racially charged. Racist,” Cooper said. “Let’s not kid ourselves or dance around it. The sentiment the president expressed today is a racist sentiment.”

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CNN anchor Don Lemon was no different, unleashing a scathing tirade against the President to open the first hour of CNN Tonight . Lemon held nothing back, declaring, “ The President of the United States is racist ,” as his opening statement.

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At the end of his program, Cooper appeared on the verge of tears as he spoke about his connection with Haiti, which he has visited numerous times. Cooper recalled being taught math in high school by a Haitian immigrant, Yves Volel, who ultimately returned to his country and was assassinated while running for president.

Trump’s disparaging remarks about the Haitian people, Cooper noted, came the day before the eighth anniversary of the magnitude-7.0 earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people and displaced some 1.5 million.

“For days and weeks without help from their government or police, the people of Haiti dug through rubble with their bare and bloodied hands to save complete strangers, guided only by the cries of the wounded and the dying,” Cooper said. He recounted reporting on the tragedy in the weeks that followed, and coming across a 5-year-old boy who had been buried under concrete for more than seven days — surviving on rainwater.

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On Thursday, CNN ’s Don Lemon called President Trump a " racist " over reported remarks in which he allegedly referred to several countries as "s***holes." Tonight , a White House official told CNN that they're not worried; they think this is good for them, and the president 's comments will actually

The fallout from President Trump's incendiary comments about immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African nations continues, including this extended, unsparing statement from CNN host Don Lemon .

“Let me be clear, the people of Haiti have been through more, withstood more, fought back against more injustice than our president ever has,” Cooper said. “I have never met a Haitian who isn’t strong. You have to be to survive in a place where the government has often abandoned its people. Where opportunities are few and where Mother Nature has punished the people far more than anyone should ever be punished.”

“Haitians slap your hand hard when they shake it,” Cooper said. “They look you in the eye, they do not blink. They stand tall. They have dignity. A dignity many in this White House could learn from. A dignity the president with all his money and power could learn from as well.”

Meanwhile, the sentiment on Fox News could not have been more different. Jesse Watters, host of Fox News’s “The Five,” defended the president’s comments, saying “this is how the forgotten men and women of America talk at the bar.”

“If you’re at a bar, and you’re in Wisconsin, and you think they’re bringing in a bunch of Haiti people, or El Salvadorians, or people from Niger, this is how some people talk,” he said.

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I ' m Don Lemon . The President of the United States is racist . A lot of us already knew that . If you have the evidence that shows you, that indicates, that leads you to nothing else but this president being racist , then I feel it’s my obligation as a journalist to say it.

“Is it graceful? No,” he added. “Is it polite or delicate? Absolutely not. Is it a little offensive? Of course it is. But you know what? This doesn’t move the needle at all.”

“This is who Trump is,” Watters went on. “He doesn’t care, he shoots from the hip, and if he offends some people, fine. There are so many more offensive things that are happening in this world.”

Fox News host Tucker Carlson suggested in a tweet that if El Salvador isn’t a “shithole,” then its migrants don’t need extended protections.

On his show Thursday, Carlson defended the president and argued that he “said something that almost every single person in America actually agrees with.”

An “awful lot of immigrants” come to the United States from other countries “that aren’t very nice,” Carlson said. “Those places are dangerous, they’re dirty, they’re corrupt, and they’re poor and that’s the main reason those immigrants are trying to come here.”

“People are actually staying in this country right now legally because Haiti is so bad, we don’t think they should have to return,” Carlson said. “So if you say Norway is a better place to live and Haiti is kind of a hole, well anyone who’s been to those countries or has lived in them would agree.”



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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) blasted President Trump as a "racist bully" during an annual breakfast honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. in Boston. "We face the challenge of an openly racist president of the United States," Warren said, according to Boston Magazine. "Donald Trump is a racist bully, and we know how to deal with bullies. We don't back down. We don't shut up. We fight back.

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