CNN’s Don Lemon on Thursday slammed President Donald Trump for using the same racist attacks on presumptive Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris that he used on former President Barack Obama.
“Every single day, another lie, another conspiracy theory, another racist dog whistle,” Lemon began Thursday’s broadcast of “CNN Tonight.”
“It’s like the Groundhog’s Day for alternative realities,” he continued. “It is clear that this president will stop at nothing to try to win reelection, using everything at his disposal to achieve his goal.”
During a White House briefing earlier on Thursday, Trump did not explicitly dismiss a birther conspiracy theory about Harris, who was born in California. The baseless claim had been raised by a law professor in a discredited op-ed for Newsweek.
“Can you believe it? Is it 2011 all over again? What is going on?” Lemon asked. “Birtherism now against Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s vice presidential nominee, who is a Black woman. Does that ring a bell to you?”
“This man is so full of it, y’all. Come on, he knows better than that,” Lemon said, later adding that there’s “no other words but disgusting and racist” to describe “a white man questioning a Black woman’s birthplace in America in 2020.”
Check out the segment here: