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Don Lemon of CNN Aims to Embarrass Pastor Who Visited White House — But Look What Happened

It simply did not go the way this left-leaning individual thought and hoped it would

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CNN’s Don Lemon thought that if he couldn’t bring anyone from the Trump administration onto his show, he’d instead go after one of the pastors who attended the Coalition of African-American Pastors meeting that was held at the White House on Monday.

Reverend Bill Owens (shown above right, beside Lemon) appeared on Lemon’s show to take on the self-righteous Lemon — who already had a chip on his shoulder.

Lemon didn’t like the fact that Owens doesn’t support same-sex marriage.

The topic of the evening program was President Donald Trump’s condemnation of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.).

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But as CNN and the rest of the media were crafting their narrative — this became an attack on Baltimore.

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Lemon started off the interview by asking Owens if any of the coalition members spoke to or showed concern about Trump’s attacks on “leaders of colors.”

“I think something was said in passing,” Owens replied, though he tried to avoid addressing Trump’s remarks, as Mediaite also noted.

Lemon: “So the president tweeted [Monday] he was looking forward to his meeting with wonderful inner-city pastors. Any concern for you that the president used this meeting with black leaders to insulate himself from the criticism?”

Owens: “I don’t think so. I don’t think that at all because I have been to the White House four times in five months. There was nothing about ‘insulating’ from anything. He wanted to hear from us, what our concerns were and what he could do to help us.”

As I said earlier, Lemon isn’t an Owens fan because of his nonsupport of same-sex marriage.

So you know Lemon had to add that question into the mix.

Lemon reminded Owens of his previous position, which compared Barack Obama’s support of same-sex marriage to condoning child molestation (comments the pastor walked back).

Lemon: “That in itself is an outrageous statement — why should anyone take you seriously?”

(The perfect response, in my view, would have been, “Does anyone take you seriously, Lemonhead?”)

Owens reaffirmed his position that same-sex marriage is “ungodly.”

Lemon: “So I know it’s hard for you — you think it’s hard to believe that Trump is racist. But he’s repeatedly used racially charged language. He consistently attacks black and brown elected leaders. So, why is that hard to believe, Pastor?”

Owens: “I find President Trump [a] leader of all colors. He attacks who[m] he will. He’s his own man. I can’t dictate what he should or shouldn’t do. But he does not just attack black people. He attacks anybody, and you know it.”

“President Trump does not pick the people he attacks because of color. He attacks anybody he feels needs it,” said Owens.

Lemon: “So as a man of faith, as a Christian, you’re saying he attacks anyone. It sounds like you’re condoning attacks? Is that Christianly or godly?”

Owens: “I’m just stating a statement of fact. I’m not condoning anything. I’m stating a statement of fact. President Trump does not pick the people he attacks because of color. He attacks anybody he feels needs it.”

Lemon: “And is that OK with you?”

Owens: “Well, I’m not his judge.”

Remember when Lemon speculated that the missing Malaysia Airlines flight may have disappeared from the Earth because of a black hole?

Why should anyone him seriously — or all of CNN seriously, for that matter? They are fake news.

This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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Baltimore Mayor Goes After POTUS For Calling Out Rep. Cummings

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Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of WayneDupree.com. He was named to 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF from 1987-1995; he saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield. The father of three, he's the host of "The Wayne Dupree Show."

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