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I Won't Apologize For Laughing At Trump Supporters

Jeff Katz
January 29, 2020 - 3:23 pm

Several days after he enjoyed a good laugh while mocking the intelligence of Trump supporters, CNN anchor Don Lemon addressed it after receiving backlash on social media.

During his opening statement on Tuesday's CNN Tonight, Lemon did everything but apologize, claiming he didn't quite hear everything that was said and that he is not in the business of belittling people.

Lemon said, "And one final note that I have for you. Because this is personally important to me to address this. Anyone, ask anyone who knows me. They’ll tell you. I don't believe in belittling people. Belittling anyone for who they are, for what they believe, or where they're from."

He went on to say that he was laughing at the joke, not mocking the people the joke was about.

Lemon continued, "During an interview on Saturday night, one of my guests said something that made me laugh. And while in the moment, I found the joke humorous and I didn't catch everything that was said. Just to make this perfectly clear, I was laughing at the joke. And not at any group of people."