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CNN’s Don Lemon Blasts Trump Supporter Kanye West: He’s ‘Not Very Bright’

The liberal host put forth a rambling monologue in which he insulted the rapper — and then tried backpedaling

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Kanye West is still inspiring intense reactions in the mainstream media with his continued support of President Donald Trump.

The rapper recently doubled down on his support for the president in a radio interview with a Chicago station; he said Trump “wants to be the greatest president” and insisted to skeptics that the commander-in-chief cares about black communities and will benefit them in ways former President Barack Obama never did.

CNN’s Don Lemon was not too happy with West’s opinions and went after the rapper on his show Thursday. Though he admitted West was “entitled to his opinion,” he blasted the rapper and said he is “not very bright” and needs to “read more” about the issues he is speaking about.

Realizing how extreme his words sounded, Lemon then tried backpedaling.

“I didn’t mean he’s not a bright person. I take that back. That’s not what I meant … when it comes to this particular issue, he needs to, like — look at a book, read some history, and understand what he’s talking about,” said Lemon.

What’s ironic about Lemon’s words is that he managed to contradict himself in his criticism and reverted to calling someone “not very bright” simply for holding a different opinion than he does.

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He also insisted that West needs to “read some history,” but never specifically said what West might be incorrect about.

Compare those ramblings to Kanye West’s actual interview — and it’s not difficult to tell which person is playing tired partisan politics and which person is trying to discuss actual ideas.

“I know black people that voted for Trump that were scared to say [that] out loud. Now that’s some ‘1984’ thought control programming s***,” said West in his recent interview.

He later said about Trump’s relationship to black communities, “I feel that he cares about the way black people feel about him, and he would like for black people to like him like they did when he was cool in the rap songs and all this. And he will do the things that are necessary to make that happen because he’s got an ego like all the rest of us.”

He added, “And he wants to be the greatest president, and he knows that he can’t be the greatest president without the acceptance of the black community … so it’s something he’s gonna work towards, but we’re gonna have to speak to him.”

Watch Lemon’s sad CNN segment on West in the video below:

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