Don Lemon Faces Major Backlash for Mocking ‘Hillbilly’ Trump Supporters

Lemon and his panel are facing unbelievable backlash after mocking Trump supporters as illiterate hillbillies.

By Sophie O’Hara | January 28, 2020

While CNN likes to pretend that they produce impartial and non-judgemental content, last night the network showed their true colors when Don Lemon and his panel decided to make fun of 63 million Trump voters.

Lemon, along with New York Times columnist and CNN contributor Wajahat Ali, and ex-GOP strategist Rick Wilson had quite the chuckle last night while discussing the confrontation Mike Pompeo had with an NPR reporter, where he allegedly challenged the journalist to point out Ukraine on an unlabeled map.

Wilson used this as an opportunity to bash Trump supporters at uneducated, redneck hillbillies, saying in a thick southern accent “‘ Donald Trump’s the smart one — any y’all elitists are dumb!'”

Ali couldn’t be left out of the fun and added “‘ You elitists with your geography and your maps- and your spelling!'” Which prompted Wilson to add “‘Your math and your reading! All those lines on the map!'”

Lemon couldn’t contain himself and began crying with tears of laughter at the panels mockery, saying “That was a good one. I needed that.”

Watch the video:

This is what the elite liberal media thinks of you America…

Shortly after the video started circulating, Lemon and his panel are facing unbelievable backlash from President Trump, Ivanka Trump and several members of the conservative media, with many calling the segment “disgusting.”

“You consistently make fun of half the country and then complain that it is divided. The arrogance, mocking accents and smug ridicule of this nation’s ‘Real Elites’ is disgusting.”

“Don Lemon, the dumbest man on television (with terrible ratings!).”

“The arrogance, the dismissiveness, the smug cackling, the accents. If Donald Trump wins re-election this year, I’ll remember this brief CNN segment late one Saturday night in January as the perfect encapsulation for why it happened.”

“Deplorables. This Deplorable is ready.”

“The smug political class hates the tens of millions of Americans who comprise our movement. They can cackle and grandstand…as we build a country based on sovereignty, economic nationalism, and the diffusion of power.”

“This isn’t disdain or disagreement. What Wajahat, Don, & Rick showed was a disrespect, hatred, & mockery for their fellow man who disagree. I don’t want to hear @JakeTapper, @andersoncooper, @BrianStelter, @ChrisCuomo, or anyone on @CNN lecture about their higher level of decency”

“If you want to give people a reason to vote Trump as a screw you to the media, keep airing segments like these”

This video truly encapsulates what the Democrat party has become – divisive, self-righteous and completely disconnected from average Americans.

But I say keep this behavior up!

The more they continue to laugh and mock, the more Americans will go to the voting booths in 2020 to show the elite liberals what they really think.

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