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Friday, October 30, 2020
Don Lemon Got 'RID OF' Trump-Supporting Friends: 'They Have to Hit Rock Bottom Like an ADDICT'
'If they're willing to live in Reality, then I welcome them with open arms,' the CNN host said
(Screenshot via CNN)
CNN host Don Lemon said Thursday he “had to get rid of” a lot of President Trump-supporting friends during the coronavirus pandemic, because he thinks they are “too far gone” in their delusions and “have to hit rock bottom like an addict” in order to accept reality.
“You know what the sad thing is?” Mr. Lemon asked fellow prime-time colleague Chris Cuomo during his nightly handoff. “And I’ll be honest with you, I have many people who I love in my life. Yes, I come from a red state. I’ve lived in several red states. There are a lot of friends that I had to get rid of because they are so nonsensical when it comes to this issue.
“Every single talking point that they hear on state TV and that they hear from this president, they repeat it, and they are blinded by it,” he continued.
“I had to get rid of them, because they are too far gone,” Mr. Lemon said. “I try and I try and I try. They’ll say something really stupid and then I’ll show them the science and I’ll give them the information, and they still repeat those talking points.”
“I had to get rid of a lot of people in my life because sometimes you just have to let them go,” he added. “I think that they have to hit rock bottom like an addict. Right? And they have to want to get help, they have to want to know the truth, they have to want to live in reality, they have to want to be responsible, not only for other people’s lives, but for their lives.