Don Lemon ‘Insulted;’ Removes Conservative from CNN Segment

Host doesn’t like being called ‘lazy’…

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article contains profanity.

(Daily Caller News Foundation) CNN host Don Lemon couldn’t contain his contempt for one of his conservative panelists on “Don Lemon Tonight” Thursday, and cut the guest’s mic before having him removed from the show.

Lemon called President Donald Trump’s “shithole” remarks on immigration “racist” and “xenophobic,” but was triggered when radio host John Fredericks disagreed with him.

“Well Don, it’s not about race, as you like to make it. Because that’s easy and lazy,” Fredericks said. “It’s about economics.” Anti-Trump conservative Rick Wilson, who was also on the panel began laughing in disbelief.

Lemon allowed Fredericks to continue talking, until Fredericks said, “You called on me, so let me finish.” This was apparently too much for the CNN host to handle and he kicked Fredericks off the segment.

“You know what John Fredericks, John, until that last comment — Yeah I’m going to cut you off. Can we please cut him off? Can we take him off the screen? Can we get rid of John Fredericks? Thank you,” Lemon said.

Lemon claimed he was going to allow Fredericks to finish, but took his last comment as an insult and accused him of defending racist behavior.


“First of all I was going to let him speak until you doubly insulted me,” Lemon concluded. “I don’t even need to respond to the lazy comment. I laid it all out in the thing. We can have this conversation. We don’t need someone who is going to make excuses for racism.”

Earlier in the segment, Wilson, to “gut him [Fredericks] like a fish,” after calling him “impotent” and “weak.” Lemon opted not to discipline Wilson or cut his mic, but simply said, “All right, guys.”

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  • Yosemite Sam

    Buffoons such as Don Lemon always play the race card as they have nothing of substance to argue with. President TRUMP may not always choose the most appropriate language to describe the reality of the situation, but our president brings to the table issues of national importance not being discussed within the Washington beltway. TRUMP always speaks the truth, and this truth is most difficult for the Lame Stream Media and the Demo-Rat Party to address with any moral clarity.

    • slk5

      i’ve got a beautiful pic, with lemon saying, we’ll be right back after we make up more [email protected]!!!

    • Rolpho Signetti

      This jerk picks up his daily TALKING POINTS from the SOROS underground bunker every morning. He is just a stooge, hired to make them look good by having a minority in a speaking role. Throw some meth on the table, he will revert back to Hood Jive Talk real fast!

      They care less about him than I do! Let his ratings slip, or disagree with them!! He will back selling crack in front of the 7/11 by the weekend!

    • Chalrley Walker

      Donald Trump has been a total stranger to Truth, Honesty, Integrity, Sexual Decency and Socially Acceptable Behavior since before he was exiled to a private military-style rich kids’ reform school in his teens.
      Every presidential candidate at least carries his home town in any election.
      Donald Trump got less than 8% of the New YORK City vote.
      He has been fined for perjury, convicted of fraud and grand theft from having worked immigrant workers and failing to pay for that work.
      Nailed for racial and ethnic discrimination in housing and for defrauding governments. All in the public records.

      • Yosemite Sam

        Barack HUSSEIN Obama was and remains to this very day, a stuttering-stammering fool. As such, Barry Soetoro wouldn’t know truth if it was starring him square in the face. But, that’s not likely to ever happen as degenerates such as OBOZO always avoid facing reality and by default avoid the truth at all cost.

        The Demo-Rat Party is at war with America’s culture. Anyone with half a functioning brain must admit this to be true.

    • Arizona Don

      Right. These progressive socialists (some say communist) who disguise themselves as democrats always use the race card or gender card. That is the only way they see themselves as getting an edge. Problem is they do not get it there any more because they have worn it out and everyone sees through it now. Looks like lemon has fallen into a s___hole.

  • Carmella

    Again, Trump was elected because he speaks the truth. We will become a =×@#hole country if we continue to bring in so many people from “#!÷hole countries. Who with a brain doesn’t perceive that? Go Trump!

    • ADRoberts

      There is no truth in Tillerson, McMasters, Cho or Perry.

      • Carmella

        Ladies and Gentleman, I give you the dumb type of answer so prevalent in Libs minds.

        • ADRoberts

          See my answer to this false accusation below. I explained who these four BAD people really are. Then you can deny the details instead of just making general vague false smears.

        • ADRoberts

          I am the least liberal person on this site unless you are talking about BUSINESS. I do not believe in what is called “conservative” about business where the business get everything. They are doing so much that is driving those who have a sense of morality and ethics away from capitalism.
          Deny that.
          Where am I conservative?
          Against abortion
          For marriage between a man and a woman for life,. (been married 44 years)
          For only legal immigration.
          For Christ and Christianity.
          Against deficit spending
          Against socialism
          Against government involvement in just about everything
          Against radical liberal judges making law from the bench.
          Want to claim you are more conservative, just because I don’t close my eyes to those who claim to be conservative when they are WRONG

      • slk5

        it was the video!!!

        • ADRoberts

          I shall explain. Those four people listed are NOT patriots. The are the elite whose positions and attitude toward who controls the world and protecting muslims is AGAINST the best interest of America.
          It is like Reagan, the outsider, who was supposedly NOT PART of the elite NEW WORLD ORDER’S plans. So they FORCED one of their own, George H. W. Bush on REagan as his VP.
          So you have these bad people. The CEO of Exxon who is almost certainly a Bilderberg, McMasters, whose words indicate he is for and protects muslims, Cho, whose father is reported to be a member of the Chinese Mafia who own HSBC, the bank that had a billion dollar loss and scandal and laundered money for the mafia, and Perry who DID go to a Bilderberg meeting. And you don’t go to those meetings unless you ARE one of them
          THAT is what I complain about.

          • slk5

            thanks for repeating what i know, but you’re still an anti trumper, and thats just too bad!!!

          • ADRoberts

            I am an exhorter. What is YOUR Gift of the Spirit? I will assume when you don’t answer that you don’t have one because you don’t have the Spirit in your life.
            Look it up. And read in John 14:12 where it says that the reason believers will be able to perform miracles is because the PROMISED Holy Spirit, that Jesus said could not come until Jesus went to heaven.

          • slk5

            not christian ,buti believe in God…it’s never a good idea to assume…and you’re still an anti trump…MAGA!!!

          • ADRoberts

            Yes, I know you are not a Christian. Your words prove that.
            I am NOT anti–Trump. I am just not blindly loyal to him and when he makes a bad move, I will say so. When a persn is blindly loyal they become like Hillary supporters.

          • slk5

            is that why you act like a hilary supporter…you are anti trump!!!

          • ADRoberts

            No, this is part of your idea of what loyalty should be. YOU refuse to see any fault since you and all businessmen believe that admitting a mistake will destroy you.
            Now listen so I won’t have to repeat this over and over.
            I WANT Trump to succeed. When he succeeds, America succeeds. WHEN he makes a boneheaded move, like the attack he made on Bannon, I will tell the world that it was stupid to say anything. Bannon has cooled. He was very hurt after giving his all to Trump for so long, only to be booted because of the LIBERAL KUSHNER. I get it. Bannon has shown more integrity than Trump ever will
            I just reviewed the youtube video where they asked Trump if he had ever asked God to forgive him. He dances all around it. But the answer was NO.
            Is he a good man? NO. Is he better than Hillary? Yes.
            Now you go your way. And I will continue to point out WHEN he errs or turns hard left.

          • slk5

            nice spin anti trump!!!

          • ADRoberts

            Hard head who can’t read or hear.

    • slk5

      more MAGA please!!!

  • David Stewart

    Gee, this Lemon idjit needs a BIG safe place, eh? What a zero!

  • Bill Harrison

    He missed his safe place.

    • ADRoberts

      How can you claim a safe space when you are supposed to be reporting news. Oh, that is right. They stopped doing that and became a propaganda agency long ago.

    • kbfallon

      He lost his favorite “binky” .

  • Eskudia

    Very,very unpresidential and wrong choice of words. However, very true.

    • ADRoberts

      They knew what they were getting when they voted for him. They did not want the usual politician. And most people, just LIKE ME, did not vote FOR Trump but voted AGAINST Hillary.
      Truth should always be expressed with respect. Sometimes foul language happens so that the message can be emphasized.

  • rennyangel2

    So, what does Lemon actually do? He spends a few minutes once in a while in front of a camera and likely reads some one else’s words while interrupting and trashing anyone crazy enough to appear with him. That gives him around 23 hours a day and off weekends to do nothing. Is that lazy?

    • kbfallon

      He’s up on Broke Back Mountain most of the time.

  • Flotmorton P. Gildersleeve

    Don Lemon would be a great show host on a network owned and operated y a Totalitarian Regime.
    When you turn on Don Lemon, leave you brain somewhere else and just sop up the slop Lemon feeds you.

  • MontanaMEL

    WHY do we have this “report” here – about what was said/done on CNN???
    We all avoid this worthless network anyway…why are we subjected to “he said – she said” in our morning mix? It does nothing to further MAGA!

    Pres TRUMP spoke the truth, IF he said this in the first place. Yes, he has now denied saying such at all. Are we not fueling the Dem’s machine of slander once again by devoting our time and words to such? There are Countries around this world that are inhuman and many other names/phrases – I have been to some of them in my business life/actions… NIGERIA is one that I point to and say the same about – besides be corrupt to the max, unsafe, dirty, and offensive to all “normal” Americans! (These same cretin’s are being promoted as/to be “peacekeepers” in our City of Chicago….just what we need, eh?)

    There is no value, in my mind, for this “network” or “what is said on it”… Our best path lays with paying attention and discussing events in the real world, like changes to all our laws and regulations made by the liberal / bent admin since disposed needing our attention and actions to reestablish our GREAT Country. Wasted time means something doesn’t get done that should be done: MAGA. Check-6

  • porterv

    Does anyone watch Don Lemon? Does anyone watch CNN?

    • kbfallon

      NO……………………………………..! He’s sickening and so are the rest of the degenerates there.

  • ADRoberts

    Profanity is the effort of a feeble mind to express itself forcefully. Lemon qualifies. And as a disrespectful liberal it is likely that he planned to do what he did with the idea that it would increase his ratings.
    Desperation of the left. Disrepect for people.
    A tyrant in the making.

  • bob laford

    Lemon is a sh#t hole and so is CNN

    • tombitconcerns

      Beautifully stated, bob!

  • Born Again Southern Pride

    Look up the definition of as hat… you will see this dufus’s picture there.

  • Joe Pollarine Jr


    • Yosemite Sam

      Barack HUSSEIN Obama

      • Joe Pollarine Jr


  • kbfallon

    Ok….who did it ? Somebody went and threw sand in “back door don’s” Vaseline again….and he’s really sore about it this time!

  • Steve G.

    All Conservatives should just refuse to go on CNN, because they’re only asked to be on so they can attack and embarrass them. Lemon constantly calls Trump and Republicans names a lot worse then lazy.

  • Beeker D.

    “Hands Up Don’T Shoot” Lemon, was offended; I don’t believe it(and I don’t care if he was)!

  • Steve G.

    After Feinstein has a meeting on immigration with Trump she quickly leaks out a Senate transcript. Durbin has a private meeting with Trump and leaks out something Trump said. Don’t these Democrats realize they’re hurting their bargaining power on immigration. I don’t think Trump is going to be to eager to work with the Democrats anymore.

  • Patriot

    Thin skinned LEMON. If you can’t take the heat get out of the kitchen.

  • tombitconcerns

    P’s not mommy or Da DA but the first word spoken by people like Lemon is “Racist”, he’s a nidiot puke IMO.

  • Don Lindsey

    Lemon is like a spoiled child…Say what I want to here or I want listen to you! What a spoiled brat!

  • SA Ander

    Affirmative action on display, probably a failure but passed along in school so the school could its matching funds and yes he is probably a little lazy.

  • rinkie

    The first amendment is a very important part of the constitution of the United States.
    The founding fathers put it there as the number one amendment because freedom
    of speech or expression is the most important part, and very core, of freedom.
    Freedom of speech was not put in the constitution for meanness and malicious purposes.
    The main stream media is over reaching the right of free speech. They are hiding under
    the vague right to character assassination President Trump and his family.
    The founding fathers believed that we would be fair and honest one toward others; however,
    the news media is far reaching it freedom of speech (press).
    There has to come a time when the first amendment is misused as the news media is doing that
    they will be held accountable for their deeds.
    For you Trump haters, I know that what I have stated is censuring the first amendment,
    but I do not uphold censuring in any form.
    Put yourself in Trump’s and then think about what I have written.
    It is just not right to malign another person just because you dislike his past or

  • Harry Pearson

    Once again, a snowflake with the claim of racism against anyone who doesn’t agree with everything he says. Its really sad that so many people don’t know, or don’t admit to knowing, what racism is and what it isn’t. These comments were no where near racist, but Lemon didn’t know how to argue against a valid position so out comes the racism card. I, for one, am getting very sick and tired of it. LEARN WHAT RACISM IS, IF YOU’RE GOING TO CALL THINGS RACIST.

  • Janis

    And I am sure after the show was over, Lemon and his boyfriend cried over a glass of Merlot. Has anybody noticed how “tough” those CNN boys are with their microphones? In the past week, what is the scorecard? Tapper, Lemon, Cuomo, did Cooper cut anyone’s mike or have them escorted/banned? And let’s not ignore that snivelling girly-man Acosta in the White House Press Corp. At CNN, it seems the gals can handle guests better than the boys.

  • Harvey Mitterdorf

    Liberals just aren’t very intelligent. The comment is NOT about race; it is about economics.

  • Willie Wilson

    Can we do the same for CNN? Time to shut CNN down, it is a worthless and deceitful network.

  • MacZ

    The narative is being laid out by the liberals and there will be no arguments. Trumps words prove he’s racist? I called Haiti worse. We all have. And Don Lemon has too. Nice try though. You will have to work harder to nullify my vote.

  • Joseph111

    typical liberal lemonhead – can’t stand the message so attack the messenger

  • omni

    another reason I do NOT watch CNN-unless I am stuck in a diner that has it on and I accidentally glance up at the screen.

  • Yosemite Sam

    CNN’s monopoly in airports, train stations etc needs to be challenged. It’s true, America needs a free press. But, CNN is nothing close to being an non partisan investigative news network. CNN’s over top bias towards the democrats is on display for all to see. CNN is fully corrupt from top to bottom.

  • ShirleyYoungWalters

    What happened to the first amendment right for freedom of speech? Did Mr. Frederick not have his own opinion and the right to state it? For someone who supposed to be telling the news and you’re asking a question you’re not A very good news commentator Mr. Lemon! Matter-of-fact, You are pretty pathetic that this job!

  • Arizona Don

    If this story were not on here no one would even know about it. No one watches CNN so how could they.

  • disqus_sJpTxVtx0a

    Lemon, the crybaby snowflake… he’s gonna take his ball – I mean microphone, and go home. Lemon: “I disagree with you, therefore you’re racist!”
    CNN has some of the best comedy shows on the air.

  • Dwimby

    Zzzzz..Don who?

  • Murphmeister

    When you are in the race racket, what else can you do?