Don Lemon claims he got ‘rid of’ Trump supporting friends: ‘They have to hit rock bottom, like an addict’

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The one thing about the progressive left is that through their words and actions they will always tell you exactly who they are, and if you were searching for a single word to describe this demographic in post-Obama America it would likely be intolerant.

CNN anchor Don Lemon epitomizes this narrow-minded take on politics that’s sold to gullible Americans as enlightenment on the path to progress.

In the final days leading up to the election of the next president, Democrats appear to be pushing all in with a doomsayer’s take on the COVID-19 pandemic as their closing argument, blaming President Donald Trump directly for the virus and all the deaths attributed to it — as their hero Joe Biden boldly declares on the stump that he’ll essentially wave a magic wand and “shut down the virus” if elected.

On that note, Lemon told colleague Chris Cuomo Thursday night during the handoff between their shows that had to “get rid of” friends because of their beliefs about the coronavirus — see Trump supporters.

The CNN talking heads were bashing Trump for holding rallies when Lemon leaned in toward the camera and shared a heartfelt admission.

“I have many people who I love in my life,” he began. “And yeah, I come from a red state, I’ve lived in several red states. There are a lot of friends I had to really get rid of because they are so nonsensical when it comes to this issue.”

Lemon would make it clear that he was talking about Trump supporters while taking a cheap shot at rival Fox News.

“They have the whole – every single talking point that they hear on state TV and that they hear from this president. They repeat it and they are blinded by it,” he said.

After an aside about how he was “goosing” Cuomo recently about there being no way people can believe what they do about the pandemic, Lemon confessed that while he tried to maintain these relationships, he ultimately had to jettison them.

…for holding a different opinion.

“I had to get rid of them. Because they are too far gone,” he said. “I try and I try and I try. They’ll say something really stupid and then I’ll show them the science and I’ll give them any information, and they still repeat those talking points. And all the while, the state was a hot spot.”

The problem being that, much like everything else in America, “science” has long since been politized.

After noting that red states are experience outbreaks, Lemon compared these people to drug addicts, suggesting they may need to hit rock bottom.

“And I just had to get rid of a lot of people in my life because sometimes you have to let them go. I think they have to hit rock bottom like an addict, right?” he said. “And they have to want to get help, they have to want to know the truth, they have to want to live in reality, they have to want to be responsible not only for other people’s lives but for their lives.”

“It’s so sad. I don’t know if after this, I will ever be able to go back and be friends with those people, because at a certain point you just say, ‘They’re too far gone and I got to let them go,’” he continued.

Not to worry, though, because Lemon added that if these people come around to his way of thinking, he’d be willing to give them another chance to associate with him.

“If they’re willing to come back and willing to live in reality, then I’ll welcome them with open arms,” he said. “But I can’t it – I can’t do it anymore.”

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