CNN's Don Lemon responds to President Trump's reported comments criticizing immigrants coming to the US from what he called "shithole countries." Lemon explained he's not outraged because "people of color warned you" about Trump and racism.
Lemon said people who are defending Trump for these remarks and/or are offended by being called a racist should ask themselves why they are mad if they are not one.
"Think about that, if you know you're not a racist, then why are you mad about it, when someone calls out racism? What does that say about you?" Lemon asked.
From his Thursday night show:
DON LEMON, CNN: I have to be honest. I was not shocked that Donald Trump reportedly called the majority of black and Hispanic countries or continents shitholes, I wasn't shocked, I'm really not outraged by it. I'm not outraged. I'm tired of being outraged as a matter of fact. I've been outraged too many times. It's more important to be strategic than to be outraged. Some people can be outraged but it's more important for level headed people to be strategic rather than outraged. Otherwise, it becomes a sky is falling situation every time he says something dumb, stupid or racist.
Here's why I'm not outraged, because people of color warned you. You called us racists, or race baiters. I'm not mad that you called me those things because I'm not one of them. So why are you mad if someone calls you a racist if you know you're not one? Think about that, if you know you're not a racist, then why are you mad about it, when someone calls out racism? What does that say about you? You know what those black and brown folks who you call racists are saying now? They're saying you bought, you own it. As we say in the south, bless your heart.