The co-hosts of “The Five” tore into CNN host Don Lemon on Wednesday following his comments telling unvaccinated individuals to not bother going to the hospital because they were too selfish and arrogant.
Lemon made his harsh comments on Tuesday night, “Some people who are so selfish are saying, ‘It’s my freedom and I don’t wanna get vaccinated. I don’t wanna do that!’ Ok, fine! But think about someone other than yourself. And if you don’t believe that COVID is real and that it can’t affect your health and possibly take your life, don’t go to the hospital then when you get sick!”
“This exposes the combination of like, dumbassery and cruelty by Don Lemon because he’s literally saying if you smoked and you get lung cancer, you don’t get any treatment,” co-host Dagen McDowell noted. “He’s too stupid to be on TV, but he’s perfect for CNN.”
“I just wonder when CNN will stop pretending to be news,” Greg Gutfeld posited. “Their anchors are more opinionated than Boston cab drivers. They are the national shame network. Every hour now is about how bad you are.”
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He quipped, “What he’s doing is creating a straw man, and then he creates this kind of prism of two ideas. ‘You’re either this or you’re this. Therefore, you should be over there.’ He’s not actually interested in persuasion at all. He’s indulging the dopamine rush he gets from shaming people. He’s like a human walking tweet.”
Gutfeld alluded to the fact that Lemon probably made the caustic remarks for attention “because his ratings are tanking.”
Later, “The Five” cohost would go on to say on his show “Gutfeld!”, “Makes sense, Don. Now, do smokers, do drinkers, fat people, motorcyclists, mountain climbers, and other elevated risk-takers. Maybe we should make hospitals only for people who deserve to go to the hospital. You know, it’s so much more fun to divide than unite, vaxxers versus anti-vaxxers. No wonder we’re crushing Don’s show like one of Kat’s Adderall pills in a club bathroom. I didn’t spill any secrets.”
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Even leftist Geraldo Rivera thought Lemon’s take was over the top, “Don’t go to the hospital if you get sick. That’s a little harsh.”
Co-host Will Cain branded Lemon “stupid and mean at the same time” and remarked that he’s “a dangerous person.”
Making Cain’s point, Lemon seemed to be pitting those who are vaccinated against those who aren’t.
“You and I both agree … this is going to be between the vaccinated and the unvaccinated moving forward in this country,” Lemon said. “And I just think if you don’t want to play by any of those rules and then all of a sudden you end up in the hospital, I feel bad – but maybe you shouldn’t go and take up the resources from someone else. That’s it.”
“Don’t take up the resources from other people who are playing by the rules, getting vaccinated, social distancing, and putting their lives on the line to try to take care of the people who are there. That’s all I’m saying. That’s how I feel and I have no apologies,” Lemon asserted later in the segment.
Lemon was called out on social media for his remarks:
In America, we DO NOT refuse medical treatment to ANYONE regardless of what types of vaccines they may or may not have taken. The people in these comments defending Lemon need to just move to a Communist country since they ADORE government control
— Oh Bette 🤺 (@bette_oh) September 2, 2021
BTW, I am vaccinated, but I will ALWAYS fight for the Rights of the unvaccinated. If you support a government that FORCES people to inject things in their body that they DO NOT want- America is not the country for you. We stand for FREEDOM & Personal CHOICE.
— Oh Bette 🤺 (@bette_oh) September 2, 2021
There was a time when liberals screamed that anyone who is sick should get free health care. Now they’ve changed their tune and decided that rationing is a good thing based on some kind of status – like vaccination. Ironically, the don’t understand why we call them commies.
— MJ 🇺🇸 (@mjrod) September 2, 2021
What an absurd, ignorant statement by him
— Meli 🌊 (@anaheimcaligirl) September 2, 2021
I guess he thinks People who smoke and end up with cancer shouldn’t get treatment either🤦🏼♀️
— Nikki (@Nikki4Trump) September 2, 2021
He is the most evil human. There is a special place for that trash can some day
— Coach Johnson (@TravelballB) September 2, 2021
It happened really quick. Everyone up in everyone’s medical business. What gives them the right? They have no right to even ask, let alone try to force this, at minimum, dangerous money making scheme on people. They’re going to start a civil war. We’re not rolling over!!!
— Matthew B (@defi9er) September 2, 2021
Someone should ask Don if we withhold Aids medication because of unprotected sex. Want to quess his answer ?
— john echols (@johndc189) September 2, 2021
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