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Don Lemon's 'White Men' Comment Sets Off a Furor

CNN anchor calls them the nation's 'biggest terror threat'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2018 9:13 AM CDT
Don Lemon of CNN.   (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Don Lemon of CNN is courting controversy this week with an assertion that white men pose the "biggest terror threat" in the US. And when his comments entered wide circulation, Lemon followed up with stats that he says prove the point in "overwhelming" fashion. It all comes in the context of President Trump's renewed push against undocumented immigrants. Details and developments:

  • The start: While talking with Chris Cuomo on CNN Monday after a white man allegedly shot two black people in a Kentucky supermarket, Lemon pivoted to complain that migrants marching toward the US border were being depicted as a threat to national security. He sees a link: "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," he said, per Deadline. "There is no travel ban on them. There is no ban—you know, they had the Muslim ban. There is no white-guy ban. So what do we do about that?” See this video of the exchange.

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