CNN host Don Lemon insisted that “the biggest terror threat” facing the U.S. “is white men” — and wondered what the nation could “do about that.” He made his comments Monday night on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time.”
“I keep trying to point out to people not to demonize any one group or any one ethnicity,” Lemon (pictured above left) told anchor Chris Cuomo (above right). “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 claims he doesn’t want to “demonize any one group” — but he has no problem doing exactly that when the group is conservative white men.
Cuomo either ignored or missed the obvious contradiction in Lemon’s assertion.
Lemon lamented that “there is no travel ban on them,” pointing to President Donald Trump’s travel ban executive order — which the Left calls the Muslim ban. It prevents individuals entering the U.S. from six Middle Eastern countries that have been compromised by radical Islamic terrorists.
“There is no white guy ban. So, what do we do about that?” Lemon asked.
Lemon and Cuomo spent zero time during the segment dwelling on the threat that radical Islamic terrorism still poses to our nation every single day.
“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.”
The most recent deadly terrorist attack in the U.S. before this occurred almost exactly a year ago, when Sayfullo Saipov rammed a truck into cyclists and runners in New York City on October 31. He killed eight people and injured 11 others.
Saipov acted as a result of becoming radicalized by the Islamic terrorist group ISIS.
And the Orlando nightclub shooting massacre in Florida carried out by Omar Mateen, which killed 49 people and wounded 53 others, occurred 16 months before that. The Orlando massacre became the deadliest radical Islamic terror attack on U.S. soil since 9/11, when nearly 3,000 Americans died in New York City, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.
Lemon and Cuomo focused solely on the two most recent shootings — one against Jewish-Americans and one against black Americans — during the segment. Both were carried out by white men.
Eleven people were killed and six others, including four police officers, were wounded after suspect Robert D. Bowers, 46, opened fire at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The attack was the deadliest on the Jewish community in U.S. history.
Bowers hated Trump and said he didn’t vote for him, writing on Gab, “Trump is a globalist, not a nationalist. There is no #MAGA as long as there is a k*** infestation.” He also criticized Trump for being “surrounded” by too many Jewish advisers.
The other attack, which garnered comparatively little coverage, occurred last week, when suspect Gregory Bush killed two black people — Maurice Stallard and Vickie Lee Jones — at a Kroger grocery store in Louisville, Kentucky. Bush reportedly has a history of making racial comments on social media platforms.
“There was another hate-filled criminal just last week in Kentucky. Another white man, history of violence, custody for shooting and killing two African-Americans at a grocery store, Kroger’s,” Cuomo said. “But what he tried to do was barge into a predominantly black church and failed. And then he picked a secondary target. It’s being investigated for hate crimes.”