WATCH: Don Lemon “Open your eyes. We are teetering on a dictatorship”

Moments ago, CNN’s Don Lemon claimed President Trump’s actions mean “we are teetering on a dictatorship.”

Lemon accused Trump of sounding “weak and scared” during his call with governors where he told them to take more dominant actions against rioters.

Don Lemon:

Those were the orders from the commander-in-chief for this very moment that just happened in front of our eyes.

Why were we pretending otherwise? Open your eyes, America. Open your eyes. We are teetering on a dictatorship. This is chaos. Has the president — I’m listening — is the president declaring war on Americans? What is happening here?

He’s saying he wants to protect peaceful protesters at the same time sending law enforcement and military into the streets to push peaceful protesters back, to be aggressive with peaceful protesters.

He is doing the exact opposite of what he said in that speech. I think the president is playing a very, very dangerous game here.

Again, I am not condoning violence at all, and I hope that they remain peaceful, but I hope that they stand up and fight for their rights to peacefully protest in this country.

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