Don Lemon outdid himself this time.
In an elitist and condescending segment to speak for all Americans the liberal CNN host read a scathing open letter to bash President Donald Trump.
Lemon explained that his heart was broken after listening to an interview with Gold Star widow Myeshia Johnson. Johnson has stated that she felt slighted by President Trump’s condolence call after her husband Army Sgt. La David Johnson was killed during an ambush in Niger.
The now infamous call was overheard by Trump-hating Rep. Frederica Wilson, who used what Gen. Kelly said should be a sacred moment to go after the president.
Mrs. Johnson has backed up Wilson’s claim that Trump was insensitive – a charge Trump vehemently denied and he used Twitter on Monday to defend what he called a “respectful” conversation between the two.
That did not sit well with Lemon who read a preachy open-letter on air:
Dear Mr. President,
I’ve interviewed you multiple times.
You’ve introduced me to your family.
You’ve also criticized me publicly … both in front of cameras and on Twitter.
Calling me “hateful,” “dumb,” a “lightweight.”
Some of your friends have suggested you expected better of me.
I’m not sure why you’d expect anything other than fairness and facts first.
We know you get a lot of your news from TV.
Several of your friends and supporters have told me you watch this show.
So, since I have this platform, I’d like to speak to you personally right now.
I feel compelled to after this latest controversy with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson.
Your tweet this morning essentially called her a liar.
Mr. Trump, please stop it. Please stop!
Think of what Sgt. Johnson would want. You are putting his widow in the terrible position of having to fight for her dignity when she should be concentrating on taking care of herself, her health, her two children, and the one on the way.
Listen to what Myeshia Johnson said this morning in an interview on ABC.
“The President said that he knew what he signed up for but it hurts anyways and I was — it made me cry because I was very angry at the tone of his voice and how he said it. He couldn’t remember my husband’s name. The only way he remembered my husband’s name because he told me he had my husband’s report in front of him and that’s when he actually said La David.”
Lemon then went on to invoke Trump’s adult children into the equation, and take a race-baiting jab the president:
I know you have children — and two daughters.
Can you imagine Ivanka or Tiffany in Myeshia’s shoes?
Having a fight with the commander in chief while they are pregnant and grieving?
If Myeshia Johnson is mad at you, take it.
Just as President Bush and others did.
It’s part of what YOU signed up for when you decided to descend that escalator and throw your hat in the ring for president.
You’re commander in chief, the President of the United States of America, the greatest country on Earth.
Act like it.
Act like you know that you’re big enough not to have to win every fight or respond to every criticism.
Act like you know where the high road is.
Confident and secure people ask for help, and for forgiveness.
Insecure people think they know everything and need no help.
And think about this: The only Gold Star families you have attacked are people of color. How does that look?
Lemon’s call for an apology echoed that of fellow Trump-hater Maxine Waters who appeared on MSNBC to call Trump a racist and demand that he and WH Chief of Staff Gen. Kelly apologize.
But, Lemon wasn’t done.
He then went on to virtue signal like the best of ’em, and designated a portion of the “letter” for Mrs. Johnson. In it, he offered the “proper” condolences, and played the race card yet again. Lemon said he was speaking for “the entire country” when he offered sympathy for the grief Mrs. Johnson is experiencing, but he didn’t end there.
And to be extremely candid, as a black man, I am always looking for role models who look like me, and the latest one I found was your husband.
May he rest in peace.
Amen. May he rest in peace, and may all the politicking of Sgt Johnson’s tragic death also, God-willing someday soon, rest in peace as well.