When asked for his response to president-elect Joe Biden being declared the winner in the 2020 presidential election on Saturday, Don Lemon clearly had a few things to get off his chest.
After Chris Cuomo asked how he was feeling, Lemon spoke for more than six minutes without interruption about the emotional relief he feels knowing that Donald Trump will no longer be in power come January 20, 2021.
“I didn’t expect to be so overwhelmed,” Lemon said, adding, “I didn’t realize the PTSD that many marginalized people–that African-Americans, women, Latinos, people of color, all kinds of white people–are feeling around this country, because we have had whiplash from someone who only cares about himself and not uniting people.”
Lemon went on to talk about how he has been subjected to all sorts of racist and homophobic vitriol from Trump supporters over the past four years, revealing that he has dealt with “people calling me n*gger and f*g” and accusing him of peddling “fake news.”
“Never before that I’ve been in this business, since 1991, have I ever had to deal with the crap that I’ve had to deal with over the last four years,” Lemon said.
Lemon also tweeted about his experiences over the last four years on Saturday, shortly after Biden was declared the victor, writing: “I don’t dare speak fir [sic] my colleagues, but I can’t tell you how difficult it’s been as a journalist to cover this dark part of our history. Let’s hope the attacks on journalists, journalism and EVERYONE end. Time to move into the light.”
I don’t dare speak fir my colleagues, but I can’t tell you how difficult it’s been as a journalist to cover this dark part of our history. Let’s hope the attacks on journalists, journalism and EVERYONE end. Time to move into the light. #america
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) November 7, 2020
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We need to get back to decency and honesty and stop the hate. Dreamy Don Lemon does not deserve that. No one does.
You are right! Trump was the symptom of all the horrible things so many people still feel. About 70 million people still voted for him despite the horror he so demonstrably created. And none of these people who voted for Trump seemed to care that he lied continuously, that he abused the power of the office, that he personally enriched himself, that he was effecting policies that damaged their own interests… I’m baffled at how little compassion or understanding of decency so many Americans have. What kind of nation are we when such a large percentage still voted for Trump. I cry.
I just cannot comprehend how there could be gays for Chump? It just boggles my mind
i can’t believe anyone voted for him- but gays or women? ugh. repugnant, old white racists- yeah- sadly they exist. they can all disappear with him, to whatever island he’s going to. they will be very happy together.
He spoke for many many people. Anyone who isn’t a member of a White Supremacist group, an angry Karen, or somebody full of hate can sympathize with Lemon.
On the subject of empathy and working with the other side of the table that lost the election:
When the Democrats lost in 2016 we marshaled our forces and carried on.
Trump and his supporters won and this is what they did with their victory: they searched the internet for conspiracy theories; they aligned themselves with criminal corrupt and crazed individuals; murdered a woman in Charlottesville; denied that a virus exists and endangered others; made death threats against a governor and other Democratic officials; shoot and killed protesters and there are countless insane things that these people did in 4 years because Trump was President…so now you want empathy and a hand extended and these are your winning behaviors.
We stood firm and waited for our time to shine and now hopefully that light will banish some of the darkness you all produced.
You have shown us who you are and what you stand for and endorse.
I am not holding my hand out also do not think that I or others have to await for your signal of unity…the train is moving…you can get on all by yourself or you can watch as it goes by…
I hear you for sure. But I think that tactic can only work if we take the senate. Fingers crossed.
He is so right on. I don’t think we’re really going to know the extent of the damage Trump’s miswired Hitlarian brain foisted on this county for quite a while. The emotional outpouring is only the beginning and it’s intense. Great to hear Don speaking his emotions. He doesn’t hold back and I applaud him for his candor and insight.
The media needs to stop saying “we are NOW divided” more than ever….we have always been divided, I appreciate Trump for encouraging these racists, bigots, idiots to show their faces to the world
Go, Don !!!
i’ll be so glad when this four year nightmare is finally over. January 20th can’t get here soon enough.
If you want to cry your eyes out watch the video where Anderson Cooper asks Van Jones the same question.
Like the bully is, Trump spent so much time bullying and marginalizing everyone that the only people who escaped his wrath were white straight males.
yeah, i saw it. it did bring tears to my eyes.
Tell it, Don!
Already sick to death of the gop warning the world about the radical left and AOC when they just gave us the most radical far right fascist in our nations history. They have drug this country so far to the right that it passes bullshit like those so called “religious liberty” laws that are nothing but excuses for them to discriminate against other Americans. We need our far left to balance their crap. FDR the socialist gave us the largest middle class in the worlds history with soc sec and child labor laws that made life here great and the gop has been picking at it ever since. We need a strong reccommitment to socialism
Amen, Don! There is a God! Most of us have experienced the symptoms of trauma, whiplash, and more, over these past 4 years to one degree or another with the Trump virus baked into the cake. WE as a country have yet to grieve all the losses and hundreds or thousands of deaths. And it’s not over yet – much can happen in these next 90 days with a narcissist psychopath with POWER at his fingertips!
I am VERY happy that president number 45 (don’t even want to mention his name) has been voted out.
Great article, Don Lemon is a winner and Trump is a loser!
Lemmy’s a hack, hypocrite and a P_ _ _. Y!!!! That is one person I truly despise
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