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Don Lemon Breaks Down Sharing Emotional Open Letter To Trump and Myeshia Johnson

In one of the most tearful televised reactions to the ongoing controversy between President Donald Trump and Gold Star families, CNN anchor Don Lemon shared an open letter addressed to President Trump and Gold Star widow Myeshia Johnson.

Struggling through raw emotion, Don Lemon started out the open letter by directly and pointedly addressing Donald Trump:

Dear Mr. President, I interviewed you multiple times. You’ve introduced me to your family. You’ve also criticized me publicly, both in front of cameras and on Twitter, calling me ‘hateful’, ‘dumb’, a ‘lightweight’… We know you get a lot of your news from TV. Several of your friends and supporters have told me you watch this show. So since I have this platform, I’d like to speak to you personally right now. I feel compelled to do that after this latest controversy with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson. Your tweet this morning essentially called her a liar. Mr. Trump, please stop it. Please, stop. Think of what Sgt. Johnson would want.

From there, Lemon moved onto the part of his letter that was meant for Myeshia Johnson. After reiterating the heroism of her husband, Lemon ended his open letter with comforting, supportive words for the grieving widow while fighting back tears:

And to be extremely candid with you and with the world, as a black man I’m always looking for role models who look like me and the latest one I found was your husband, La David. May he rest in peace and may you find peace when you can finally get a good night’s sleep knowing that this is America. We got your back. Believe that. Signed, me––Don Lemon.

Watch the segment above, via CNN.

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