Don Lemon Faces Backlash For Saying The ‘Biggest Terror Threat in This Country is White Men’


CNN’s Don Lemon is receiving blowback for remarks he made Monday night.

As Chris Cuomo was handing things off to his colleague, the two of them discussed the recent shooting of two black men in Kentucky, which is now being investigated as a hate crime.

Cuomo noted that he “barely had time to cover” that hate crime because they were “distracted by another extremist,” referring to the horrific shooting at the Pittsburgh synagogue this past weekend.

Lemon responded by speaking broadly about how certain types of people have been often seen as some sort of “threat.”

“I keep trying to point out to people not to demonize any one group or any one ethnicity, but we keep thinking that the biggest terror threat is something else. Some people who are marching towards the border like it’s eminent. And the last they did this, a couple of hundred people came and they, you know, most of them didn’t get into the country. Most of them got tuckered out before they made to the border,” Lemon told Cuomo.

“So 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. There is no travel ban on them. There is no ban on — you know, they had the Muslim ban. There is no ‘white guy ban.’ So what do we do about that?”

Well that sparked a fierce reaction from critics on social media.

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

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