Tuesday, Don Lemon decried the Trump supporting couple that was caught on video painting over a BLM mural. Just a day earlier during his hand-off to Chris Cuomo, he defended the recent onslaught of historic statues that have been destroyed by rioters.
Don Lemon Tuesday:
People think that they can get away and do this stuff and it is similar to the conversation you were having with Angela, I guess, it’s related. Uh, our country, not your country.
This is my country, my town, my city and there are certain people who don’t belong. You want to fight for criminal justice, you want “Black Lives Matter”… you want to be able to have a sign that you put on the street, you can’t do that because “it’s my town.
…..They want to paint over signs they think it’s “our country.” This is the country that “we built.” Even though a rich diversity of people built this country and many of us, meaning our ancestors, for free, did not get paid for it…could not get an education, could not build wealth, are not on statues.
Just a day earlier, host Don Lemon offered a completely different tone when it came to those vandalizing historic statues.
Per Fox News, during Monday’s nightly handoff with colleague Chris Cuomo, Lemon accused the president of “putting himself in a position” where he is “defending racist, treasonous people” over his support of Confederate statues and his recent tweet suggesting NASCAR made a mistake by banning Confederate flags.
Lemon then defended the recent onslaught of statues that have destroyed by rioters of non-Confederates like Ulysses S. Grant and George Washington, saying “movements are often messy” and how young people “have asked for decades” for the removal of certain statues and now “the chickens are coming home to roost.”
“Nobody is erasing history,” Lemon told Cuomo. “What people are trying to do is put it in context and these are conversations that we should be having. And yes, they are messy. And sometimes people aren’t smart about which statues they should taken down. Fine. If the people on the other side would think, ‘Well maybe we should get involved in the conversation about which statues should be taken down, where they should be put, we should meet these people in the middle and discuss these things.’ These are the right conversations to be had. We’re contextualizing it the wrong way. We’re Looking at it the wrong way. And I think that’s the issue.”