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CNN’s Don Lemon: ‘Tucker Carlson is Going to Eat Jussie Smollett’s Lunch’

On Wednesday, CNN’s Don Lemon reacted to the latest development in the Jussie Smollett saga by saying Tucker Carlson and President Donald Trump were going to “eat Jussie Smollett’s lunch.”

Smollett was charged on Wednesday for filing a false police report in relation to an alleged Jan. 29th assault that has made headlines.

Speaking on his show about the case, Lemon said that he didn’t think that Smollett’s decision to appear on Good Morning America to talk about the alleged attack was a good move.

He added that the Smollett case will now be used on cable news — and by the president of the United States —  for political fodder and to push their agenda.

“[Fox News’] Sean Hannity is going to eat Jussie Smollett’s lunch every single second. [Fox News’] Tucker Carlson is going to eat Jussie Smollett’s lunch every single second,” Lemon said.

“The president of the United States is going to eat his lunch,” he further added, noting Trump watches cable news every night.

Contributor Midwin Charles then stressed that the Smollett case should not be allowed to make it so others are not believed.

“Well, the pushback on this needs to be that the framing cannot be that simply because of this one case, that all the other victims that come forward are somehow no longer believed,” Charles said. “That’s really important.”

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