In an exchange with fellow CNN host
Fredo Chris Cuomo Tuesday night, Don Lemon raged at supporters of President Trump, accusing them of pretending to have financial anxieties, and not wanting to pay more taxes so they can spend more money on having “fun”.
Lemon was reacting to a segment from Cuomo’s broadcast highlighting Trump supporters participating in a dune buggy rally in Oregon.
“Boat parades, car caravans, bike parades. What attendees have in common is disposable income to spend on fun,” spewed reporter Ellie Reed, adding “While Trump’s working-class supporters have gotten a lot of attention, in 2016 a third of his voters made more than $100,000 a year.”
Lemon pounced on the footage, proclaiming that “It kind of dismantles that whole thing about economic anxiety was the reason that Trump got elected. Those people have no economic anxiety. They’re rich.”
“I want to be able to buy a $20,000 dune buggy. But I don’t want to help people who may be in need,” Lemon snarked, taking on the persona of what he believes Trump supporters are like.
“I want to be able to buy whatever which is fine, but just own up to it. And stop pretending the reason is economic anxiety,” Lemon lectured, adding “But just be honest about what your intentions and what you think and stop pretending that it is something else.”
Calling it “selfishness” that people like too spend more money having fun, the host declared “I don’t mind paying more taxes for people who are not doing well, to help other people out. This is America. I will be okay. How much do I need? I can cut back. I can pay more.”
Not all heroes wear capes.
Only in the mind of a champagne socialist like Lemon does paying more taxes to the vastly bloated and wasteful federal government ‘help other people who are not doing well’.
The man lives in a huge swank pad in Sag Harbor. Has he been paying extra taxes or has he also been spending his vast CNN income on the good life?
Nevertheless, Lemon’s sermon continued as he preached “So, as Americans, as people, especially if you believe in the Christian values that you espouse, you’re supposed to do unto others and help others.”
“So, I do that as much as I can. I don’t like it, but I don’t mind it in a way because I am blessed and fortunate enough to be in this position to make this amount of money where I am — I have the privilege, I have the privilege, to be able to do that,” Lemon exclaimed.
Lemon finished his lecture by painting all Trump supporters as super rich frat boys racing around in yachts, a notion that is blatantly ridiculous.
“So, maybe you buy one less dune buggy, maybe you buy one less fancy car. Maybe you buy one less boat, maybe you buy one less yacht. Maybe you buy one less apartment, one less mansion. But how much money do you really need? That’s all I got to say.” Lemon concluded.