Don Lemon, who’s miraculously still employed by CNN, was stuffed in a locker by British royals expert Hilary Fordwich during last week’s coverage of Queen Elizabeth II.
Progressive Democrats have become increasingly vocal in their demand for reparations. In classic Don Lemon fashion, he felt the death of the queen was a golden opportunity to do just that.
“Some people want to be paid back and members of the public are wondering, ‘Why are we suffering when you are, you have all this vast wealth?’ Those are legitimate concerns,” asserted Lemon to his guest.
“If people want it (reparations) though,” began Fordwich, “what they need to do is, you always need to go back to the beginning of the supply chain. Where was the beginning of the supply chain?”, she inquired, asking a question she already knew the answer to.
“That was in Africa,” Fordwich answered for a dumbfounded Lemon.
She went to enlighten her host that Great Britain was the genesis of the anti-slavery movement.
“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.”
Apparently, Hillary Fordwich felt the need to dance on Don Lemon’s grave. Who can blame her?
“I think you’re totally right. If reparations need to be paid, we need to go right back to the beginning of that supply chain,” she concluded.
Don Lemon’s response, or lack thereof, is the cherry on top.
With a blank, confused gaze, Lemon offered a simple nod. “An interesting discussion” was the grand sum of Lemon’s contribution before his abrupt transition to the next segment.
CNN isn’t what you’d call a “truth-seeking” news organization. The honesty and bravery of Hilary Fordwich likely led to the firing of a producer for improper vetting of Lemon’s guest.
Amazingly enough, this segment didn’t go viral until earlier today. Conservative Twitter finally got their mitts on the footage and has shown no mercy to Lemon.
“This is so spectacularly perfect that it’s almost as if Lemon was set up,” quipped author and podcaster Dave Rubin.
Now would be a good time for Don Lemon to take one of those “scheduled vacations.”