Yesterday CNN fired Don Lemon from his job at the highly rated news network. But Media Take Out learned that his latest interview, with Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, was the catalyst for that firing where he dared to accuse Vivek of “racism.”
Don Lemon slammed Ramaswamy for lecturing him about the Black experience in America, as the GOP candidate defended a recent speech he made at an NRA event where he accused the Democratic Party of wanting to put Black people “back in chains.”
“For you to compare it to 1865, and 1964 is actually… I think it’s insulting to Black people. It’s insulting to me as an African-American, I don’t want to sit here and argue with you because it’s infuriating for you to put that to put those things together. It’s not right. Your telling of history is wrong,” Lemon explained.
“Well, here’s where you and I have a different point of view. I think we should be able to express our views regardless of the color of our skin. We should have this debate without me, regarding you as a Black man,” Ramaswamy arrogantly stated.
“It’s insulting that you’re…” shot back Lemon.
“Regarding you here as a fellow citizen,” interjected Ramaswamy.
“That you’re sitting here whatever ethnicity you are splaining to me what it’s like to be Black in America,” Lemon replied.
“Whatever ethnicity I am?” asked a stunned Ramaswamy.
“I’ll tell you what I am? I’m an Indian American. I’m proud of it. But I think we should have this debate. Black, white, doesn’t matter,” he added.
“I think we should have this debate but I think we should,” Lemon replied as Ramaswamy said, “On the content of the ideas to do.”
“You should do it in an honest way and in a fair way. And what you’re doing is not an honest and fair way. We appreciate you coming on,” Lemon replied.