CNN’s Don Lemon: ‘I Don’t Want to Say Donald Sterling’s Nuts, But…’

After Donald Sterling’s truly horrific interview with Anderson Cooper that aired Monday night, a CNN roundtable wondered if Sterling was in fact “nuts,” a potential reference to his wife’s theory, voiced in a separate interview last weekend, that the Los Angeles Clippers owner has has early-onset dementia.

“Listen, I don’t want to say he’s nuts,” CNN anchor Don Lemon said. “He’s clearly delusional if he thinks the players who have said, ‘If you are part of this team, I’m going to walk off or boycott, I’m not going to play’ — and he thinks these guys still like him? He’s nuts! He is so out of touch. And, yes, I did want to hear from him because now it further exposes his racism, and that he doesn’t even realize how racist he is. He calls Anderson racist!”

“He’s eighty years old,” Lemon continued. “He lived through the Civil Rights movement. We can’t excuse for age, because you live in the here and now. Especially with young players. There’s a turnover on his team every single season of young people; he should be more aware of the way the world is progressing.”

The panel also argued that the interview made V. Stiviano and her recording of Sterling “irrelevant,” as his racist attitudes could now be discussed outside the context of their private means of attainment.

Watch the clip below, via CNN:

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