CNN anchor Don Lemon remarked in the same breath Monday night that people should not "demonize any one group" in America before saying the biggest terror threat in the country is "white men."
Lemon and fellow anchor Chris Cuomo, whose program precedes Lemon's on weeknights, discussed the recent killing of two black men at a Kentucky supermarket, which is being investigated as a hate crime. The murders happened on the heels of Saturday's synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh and a far-right Donald Trump supporter's sending of explosive packages to prominent White House critics last week.
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"I keep trying to point out to people not to demonize any one group or any one ethnicity, but we keep thinking that the biggest terror threat is something else, some people who are marching towards the border like it's imminent," Lemon said.
"We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them," he added. "There is no travel ban on them. There is no white guy ban, so what do we do about that?"
Cuomo opened and closed his mouth before Lemon went on to pay tribute to the victims in Kentucky.
Lemon, who has declared he is not part of the "Resistance" to Trump, nevertheless takes a left-leaning editorial line in his show. He's accused Trump of wanting to start a new civil war in the country, said people harassing Republicans like Ted Cruz in a restaurant were not a "mob," and defended the radical left-wing group Antifa by saying "no organization is perfect" and praising the anti-fascism of its title.