Don Lemon was triggered during a Thursday morning interview on CNN when Vivek Ramaswamy wouldn’t call for the censorship of Fox News and called out the Democrat Party’s oppression of black Americans and how it’s tied to gun control.
Don Lemon’s meltdown began when he failed to pressure 2024 candidate Vivek Ramaswamy out of future Fox News interviews over the outlet’s recent court settlement with 2020 election company Dominion, a firm at the center of election fraud investigations. Lemon then handed things over to Poppy Harlow, who took jabs at a speech Ramaswamy gave at an NRA conference.
In the speech, Ramaswamy credited the 2nd Amendment with helping to secure the civil rights of black Americans and doubled down on the point when pressed by Harlow, triggering Lemon, who claimed that “black people still aren’t allowed to enjoy their freedoms.”
“When you are in black skin and you live in this country then you can disagree with me,” Lemon told Ramaswamy, before lecturing him on his “telling of history.”
“I think we should be able to express our views regardless of the color of our skin,” Ramaswamy said.
“It’s insulting that you’re sitting here, whatever ethnicity you are, ‘splaining to me,” Lemon went on to tell Ramaswamy, mocking his Indian-American ethnicity.
Watch the full interview below:
Ramaswamy, just 37 years old, gained recognition as an anti-ESG figure in the corporate world before launching his presidential bid, though he’s polling well below competitive levels, registering just around 1% in many polls. President Trump recently suggested that Ramaswamy could end up overtaking Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in later polls, as DeSantis’s support continues to wane.
Ramaswamy has been blasted online for alleged connections to the World Economic Forum and its “Young Global Leaders” program but has filed a lawsuit against the globalist organization for “creating a false perception” that he’s an affiliate.
While Ramaswamy admits that he was invited by the WEF to be a “Young Global Leader,” he says that he declined their invitation, and wants the group to remove him from its website.