Don Lemon: Border Policy Has ‘Everything to Do With Race,’ Whites Afraid of 'Losing Their Privilege'

NewsBusters | 6/22/2018 | Staff
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If you want a secure border, you’re probably a racist, is the message you could take away from last night’s airing of The Late Show on CBS. Mid-show, host Stephen Colbert sat down with CNN anchor Don Lemon and the journalist basically blamed the border situation on white people fearful of losing their “privilege” in society.

The conversation started off more light-hearted, joking about President Trump insulting Lemon on Twitter back in December as “a badge of honor.” That led Lemon to complain how exhausting it was to constantly have to change the topic of his show based on recent presidential tweets. Colbert swiftly segued into the border policy mixed with a nauseating liberal sociology lesson.

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“One of the things that’s sort of a recurring, distressing data point and theme with this administration is using race as a tool to divide people,” Colbert pontificated, giving a rundown of some of Trump’s more controversial comments. “What’s happening on the southern border certainly has a racial component to it,” he stated as if it were fact, asking Lemon how his own race “affects” his reporting in light of the race relations in this country.

Lemon praised the talk show host for his insightful commentary. “You have hit on probably the most important story of our time especially when it comes to this administration,” he complimented Colbert. He went on to agree and expound upon the alleged racism behind the immigration policy, even going so far as to theorize about Trump’s voters.

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“It has everything to do with race,” Lemon agreed. It wasn’t about “economic anxiety,” he added, but about white privilege:

LEMON: We were told people would have you to believe that this was about economic anxiety. Every single study and survey shows that this was about people who are losing power and influence, it was about...
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