During his low rated CNN show, Don Lemon attempted an apology over laughing at jokes made the night before about Trump voters being illiterate.
Lemon says he wasn’t paying attention to everything that was said and laughed at the joke, not a group of people.
“And one final note that I have for you because this is personally important to me to address this, okay? Anyone, ask anyone who knows me, they’ll tell you, I don’t believe in belittling people. Belittling anyone, for who they are, for what they believe, or where they’re from. During an interview on Saturday night, one my guests said something that made me laugh. And while in the moment I found that joke humorous. and I didn’t catch everything that was said. Just to make this perfectly clear, I was laughing at the joke and not at any group of people.”
#BREAKING: @DonLemon addressing the now-viral Saturday @CNNTonight segment mocking and showing such venom toward Trump supporters. Not surprisingly, Lemon deflected: "I don't believe in belittling people….In the moment…I didn't catch everything that was said." pic.twitter.com/oI4eNz7rkR
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 29, 2020
Didn’t hear an “I’m sorry” or “I was wrong” anywhere in there.
Wow. Just watched @donlemon, expecting an apology for the outrageous mockery he & his guests directed toward millions of voters.
Instead, he simply said he was laughing at the joke & not at any people?
Well, Don, on behalf of the Deplorables, your non-apology is not accepted!
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) January 29, 2020
The funniest jokes are the ones you claim to have not heard. Obviously. https://t.co/1tPmNONLsx
— Sheila Gunn Reid (@SheilaGunnReid) January 29, 2020
Come on, man. I’d have a lot more respect for Don Lemon if he just owned it and said that’s what he thinks, instead of pretending he had no idea what he was laughing at. https://t.co/ZnIOzqjYfs
— James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) January 29, 2020
No apology. Bc he’s not sorry. https://t.co/sPVP1y6S5V
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) January 29, 2020