‘There is no white guy ban…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) CNN anchor Don Lemon said “white men” in the U.S. are the country’s biggest terror threat, during a heated exchange with fellow CNN host Chris Cuomo on Monday.
Lemon referenced the approaching caravan of Honduran migrants, which has swelled up to 7,000 people.
“I keep trying to point out to people and not to demonize any one group or any one ethnicity,” Lemon said to fellow CNN anchor Chris Cuomo. “But we keep thinking that the biggest terror threat is something else, someone people who are marching, you know, towards the border, like it’s imminent.”
Lemon said that migrant caravans march toward the U.S.-Mexico border all the time, and nothing violent or terror-related has occurred before.
“So, we have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them,” Lemon said. “There is no travel ban on them. There is no ban on—you know, they had the Muslim ban. There is no white guy ban.”
Lemon referred to the travel ban enacted by President Trump in 2017, which prevents travel to the U.S. from five radical, Middle Eastern countries.
After several lower courts attempted to impose injunctions on the order, the Supreme Court upheld Trump’s executive authority in a June decision.
The CNN hosts also discussed last week’s attacks, referring to the shooting of two black people in Kentucky, the pipe bombs sent to various high-profile Democrats and the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre that killed 11.
Lemon has attacked Trump in the past for encouraging political violence, calling him a racist repeatedly.
“President Trump is trying a divide and conquer strategy, and here is how it goes: He divides by race and tries to conquer decency by smearing and besmirching the truth and the people who fight to uphold it,” Lemon said in August.