Don Lemon is going viral today.
However, it’s not for the reason he’d like.
The far-left CNN anchor was left speechless after a guest educated him on the history of slavery in response to his calls for reparations.
Lemon suggested different dollar amounts for reparations to compensate for “colonialism.”
His guest, royal commentator Hilary Fordwich, shut down his racially divisive narrative with some inconvenient facts.
“Some people want to be paid back, and members of the public are wondering, ‘why are we suffering when you have all of this vast wealth?’ Those are legitimate concerns,” Lemon said.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 20, 2022
It appears Lemon instantly regretted bringing up reparations.
Ok this is amazing. Don Lemon brings up the need for slave reparations from the royal family. His guest says, yes, people should be demanding reparations… from the African leaders who sold them into slavery. pic.twitter.com/il8WFYMrhS
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) September 20, 2022
Fordwich agreed that reparations are fine as long as the public votes on it and correctly determines the beginning of the slavery “supply chain.”
“Where was the beginning of the supply chain? That was in Africa,” Fordwich said. “And across the entire world, when slavery was taking place, which was the first nation in the world to abolish slavery? The first nation in the world to abolish it – it was started by William Wilberforce – was the British. In Great Britain, they abolished slavery.”
“2,000 naval men died on the high seas trying to stop slavery. Why? Because the African kings were rounding up their own people, they had them in cages waiting in the beaches. No one was running into Africa to get them.”
Fordwich concluded that given the origins of slavery starting with the African kings, the British families of descendants of those who died trying to stop slavery should be financially compensated if reparations are enacted.
When you’re knowledgeable with facts and truth, this is how you shut down a divisive race baiter.
Lemon’s embarrassing display is another example why many Americans despise the mainstream media.
President Trump wrote a celebratory post on Truth Social about Lemon’s recent departure from primetime television.
“A small step for television, a giant step for mankind,” Trump quipped. “Don Lemon, often called ‘the dumbest man on television’ having made even Lebron James look smart during their interview two years ago, has been FIRED from his prime time evening spot on CNN – extremely low ratings – and will be thrown into their ‘Death Valley’ morning show.”
Lemon, who hosted the CNN show “Don Lemon Tonight,” addressed his departure from primetime television in September, claiming that he was “presented with an opportunity that I can’t pass up at this network.”
However, Trump had a different view on the story. “I assume this means a BIG salary cut prior to his Complete & Total future firing from Ratings Challenged (to put it mildly!) CNN,” the president continued. “Good luck Don, you’ll need it! MAGA!”
Funnily enough, Trump’s comments come just after Lemon was creamed for inflammatory comments about slave reparations during an on-air broadcast from London where the former primetime host was covering the funeral proceedings for the late Queen Elizabeth II.