CNN anchor Don Lemon is embarrassing, to say the least. The company would be smart to see him out the door, right behind former anchor Chris Cuomo.
Lemon not only defended actor Jussie Smollett through the hate crime hoax, but he also texted the now-convicted actor during his trial and warned him about what he should and shouldn't do when it comes to working with the police.
However, now that the verdict that Smollett is guilty has been announced, Lemon is attempting to save face by slamming his pal as a liar.
The Daily Wire reports:
CNN host Don Lemon ripped Jussie Smollett on CNN on Thursday for lying to authorities about a hoax hate crime, but the network anchor left out any mention of his own alleged role in the saga.
After the jury delivered Smollett’s conviction over the hoax on Thursday, Lemon ripped into the actor during his CNN show during a discussion with legal analyst Joey Jackson. Lemon said that Smollett “had to make up too many lies” to cover up the hoax attack he orchestrated, according to the New York Post.
“I guess he got caught up in that because he took the stand himself. He got angry with the prosecutor as the prosecutor poked holes in his story, calling the only other witnesses liars,” Lemon continued. The CNN host also said Smollett’s actions make it harder for “legitimate victims of hate crimes” to come forward.
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