Lemon: GOP IS Charlottesville, Capitol Rioters; Blame ‘Horrible’ Reagan!


Final evening Don Lemon doubled down on his hateful rhetoric about Trump voters and anybody who aligns themselves with the Republican celebration. After maliciously smearing thousands and thousands of People of being on the identical aspect because the KKK and Nazis, Lemon falsely claimed Thursday evening that Republicans “condoned what occurred on the Capitol” and had been the identical because the rioters and the white supremacists in Charlottesville. Not solely that, however the racism and bigotry of the GOP began a long time in the past below “horrible” President Ronald Reagan.

Host Chris Cuomo stayed on for a couple of minutes in his handoff to Lemon to bash Republicans who usually are not going to convict the previous President in his second impeachment trial. Cuomo argued many Republicans had been retiring and will vote “their conscience” to convict. However Lemon pushed again, saying Republicans had already given up their consciences for Trump:

They’re the celebration that’s condoning what occurred on the Capitol. They’re the celebration that’s condoning bigotry, the celebration that is condoning racism. They’re complicit in all of this,” Lemon gushed, including, “It isn’t fealty to Trump. That’s who they’re. He’s simply confirming who they’re. He’s simply giving what they’re a platform. He is permitting them to be who they’re. That is what it’s. You don’t go in opposition to your rules, your morals, your conscience.” 

As Cuomo tried to distinction immediately’s present GOP to the celebration of Ronald Reagan, Lemon pushed again, insisting that hatred and division began a long time in the past, below that “horrible” president:

 

LEMON: I am simply saying folks maintain him as much as be — Reagan was not good. Reagan was horrible–

CUOMO: Good? He gave us one of many largest deficits we have ever seen and completely fed the divide. 

LEMON: I am saying they maintain him as much as a gold customary. 

CUOMO:–In comparison with these cats–

LEMON: If you take a look at what he really accomplished- he didn’t! He was horrible when it got here to racial points, he was horrible when it got here to the AIDS disaster. He was horrible when it got here to uniting the nation. He didn’t unite the nation; he was a divider! In order that they maintain him up as a gold customary. Hear I simply suppose it is levels however I feel the Republican celebration has been shifting on this route without end. Once more, they’re the celebration of all the pieces that they are attempting to faux that they are not. The folks within the Capitol, that is not us. Sure, it’s you! The folks that had been in Charlottesville, that is not us. Sure, it’s you! They don’t seem to be marching for Democrats.

The CNN hosts instantly went into defending left-wing rioting, calling comparisons of the Capitol Hill violence to the rioting and looting from the left this Summer time ,that additionally resulted in deaths and left billions of {dollars} in damages, “apples and oranges:”

“This complete bizarre factor that they hold saying, what concerning the riots and demonstration that occurred this Summer time? That is apples and Oranges. To begin with, the demonstrations, the protests had been for one thing that is actual,” Lemon argued, with Cuomo including, “systemic inequality.”

Lemon downplayed the violence and slammed the comparability as ‘BS’: 

“These folks weren’t marching as a result of Joe Biden or every other democratic presidential candidate advised them to go there and March and advised them, hey, we will go take up Portland. No person did that! So for them to check the 2 is B.S. One has nothing to do with the opposite. Demonstrations, folks protesting, it isn’t good,” he said. Cuomo added, that “most protests usually are not peaceable,” and that “throwing issues” comes with the territory as a result of righteous “outrage” results in change.

Circling again to Reagan, Cuomo pointed to his late father’s DNC speech criticizing the president again within the ’80s, however stated that even a Reagan-type president can be “a step in the precise route.”

It ended with Lemon disagreeing: “The Republican celebration once more, my level, has been shifting on this route for a very long time.”

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Learn the related transcript beneath:

CNN Tonight

2/11/2021

DON LEMON: They’re the celebration that’s condoning what occurred on the Capitol. They’re the celebration that’s condoning bigotry, the celebration that is condoning racism. They’re complicit in all of this. Since you are what you eat, and guess what? They’ve been consuming all the pieces that Donald Trump has been regurgitating for the previous 5 years and that’s the Republican celebration proper now. 

CHRIS CUOMO:  As a result of that is what’s on the menu. They are going to be pressured to personal it. That is extra them on trial than Trump. 

LEMON: I am not saying they should not should trial, I am simply, how can can they not face all this proof? That is what they will do. 

CUOMO: I am with you. That is why I take a look at it in reverse. America already determined about Donald Trump. He was voted out with the most important quantity we have ever seen. This trial is far more about the way forward for his celebration than the rest….

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CUOMO: However 34 are retiring or do not have a major arising. So their fealty comes with no penalty, in the event that they’re not that method. They’ll vote their conscience. 

LEMON: It isn’t fealty to Trump. That’s who they’re. He’s simply confirming who they’re. He’s simply giving what they’re a platform. He is permitting them to be who they’re. That is what it’s. You don’t go in opposition to your rules, your morals, your conscience. 

CUOMO: Reagan and Bush Republicans had been nothing like these guys. 

LEMON: I do not find out about that.

CUOMO: Simply the difficulty of immigration. Look how Reagan and George H.W. Bush talked about immigration–

LEMON: Reagan was the primary presidential election that I voted in. And hear — 

CUOMO: You went for the hair, did not you? 

LEMON: I am simply saying folks maintain him as much as be — Reagan was not good. Reagan was horrible–

CUOMO: Good? He gave us one of many largest deficits we have ever seen and completely fed the divide. 

LEMON: I am saying they maintain him as much as a gold customary. 

CUOMO:–In comparison with these cats–

LEMON: If you take a look at what he really accomplished- he didn’t! He was horrible when it got here to racial points, he was horrible when it got here to the AIDS disaster. He was horrible when it got here to uniting the nation. He didn’t unite the nation; he was a divider! In order that they maintain him up as a gold customary. Hear I simply suppose it is levels however I feel the Republican celebration has been shifting on this route without end. Once more, they’re the celebration of all the pieces that they are attempting to faux that they are not. The folks within the Capitol, that is not us. Sure, it’s you! The folks that had been in Charlottesville, that is not us. Sure, it’s you! They don’t seem to be marching for Democrats. This complete bizarre factor that they hold saying, what concerning the riots and demonstration that occurred this Summer time? That is apples and Oranges. To begin with, the demonstrations, the protests had been for one thing that is actual. 

CUOMO: Systemic inequality. 

LEMON: It was for Inequality, it was for police brutality. It was for all these issues. Individuals rising up for their proper. What occurred on the capitol was constructed on a lie. The riots that occurred this summer season had been folks capitalizing on the folks on the market who had been preventing for issues that had been actual. It is terrible you had these issues, however guess what — these folks weren’t marching as a result of Joe Biden or every other democratic presidential candidate advised them to go there and March and advised them, hey, we will go take up Portland. 

CUOMO: That is all true. 

LEMON: No person did that! So for them to check the 2 is B.S. One has nothing to do with the opposite. Demonstrations, folks protesting, it isn’t good. However to have all of these folks there preventing in opposition to law enforcement officials within the title of a president is one thing that’s utterly totally different, and so they’re embarrassing themselves by evaluating it. 

CUOMO: Most protests usually are not peaceable. It is peaceable meeting below the First Modification, however they’re offended, they’re hostile, they’re throwing issues. They’re offended. They’re there out of shock. That’s all the time my level. I imply, folks need black folks to go on the market and sing gospel hymns and go dwelling. That’s not the way you’re going to get change.

LEMON: We will overcome. 

CUOMO: If there’s no anger, there’s nothing for folks to know and suppose and there is nothing for leaders to weigh. That is all the time been my level. When you cross that line and also you turn into what you oppose and also you do issues which might be legal, then you definately’re a legal. However look, the relativism is what’s killing us. The relativism is what made all the pieces okay. And Levels matter, Don. You do not have to inform me about Ronald Reagan. My father, could he relaxation in peace, made his bones in politics criticizing Ronald Reagan. That was his well-known speech, of a story of two cities, my father was in distinction to Reagan. I get it, I imagine me. However levels matter. In comparison with this man that they only voted out, these guys would have been a step in the precise route. 

LEMON: Let’s simply — hear, the Republican celebration once more, my level, has been shifting on this route for a very long time…



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