“Wow,” said the “CNN Tonight” host, after a lengthy pause.
Lemon explained how the word was “a favorite of the alt-right” that was “loaded with nativist and racial undertones.”
He also called out Trump for using the term “globalist” in his stump speech for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) ahead of next month’s midterm elections.
“Well, globalist has been used as a slur of sorts, sometimes even against those in the administration, often with anti-Semitic overtones,” Lemon continued, later asking, “What has happened here?”
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