CNN’s Don Lemon finds the true problem in Justin Trudeau blackface scandal: Trump

CNN’s Don Lemon finds the true problem in Justin Trudeau blackface scandal: Trump
Don Lemon (Image: Grabien video screen grab)

CNN anchor Don Lemon has found what he considers to be the true hidden message in the growing Justin Trudeau blackface scandal – that President Trump is a bad man.

Orange man bad, as they say.

Trudeau was featured in a 2001 photo from a Time magazine report dressed in brownface makeup for an “Arabian Nights” party held at the private school in which he taught.

He was yammeringly apologetic about the whole affair. “I shouldn’t have done that. I should have known better, but I didn’t and I’m really sorry,” he said. “I take responsibility for my decision to do that. … It was something that I didn’t think was racist at the time but now I recognize that it was something racist to do and I’m deeply sorry.” (RELATED: President Trump Hammers ‘Dumb’ Don Lemon For Biased Debate Question)


To nobody’s surprise, Lemon praised Trudeau for his apology. But he didn’t stop there. Instead he went on to observe, “Wow, a leader apologizing. It seems odd, doesn’t it? Because we have one who doesn’t.”

The CNN anchor resumed his fawning over Trudeau at end of the segment. “I do have to say this before we go: Think about it however you want to think about it. When someone apologizes — wow!” he gushed. “We don’t often see that here, especially in a world leader who is saying ‘I should’ve known better and I’m sorry.’ You can feel about it however you want, but that, to me, that does mean a lot.”

This is high comedy. Not only was Lemon willing to let a politician off the hook for what is arguably a high crime these days purely on the basis of his ideology, but he used the occasion to take a shot at Trump over a scandal he had absolutely nothing to do with! (RELATED: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Makes Scene, Insults Trump at Trade Signing)

Again, no amount of apology from a Republican would ever suffice in Lemon’s world. But liberals who do this – perfectly OK. That’s why you can have a Ralph Northam or Justin Trudeau blackface scandal and both men can emerge unscathed.

The double standard is sickening.

Cross posted at the Mental Recession

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is editor of the Mental Recession, one of the top conservative blogs of 2012. His writings have appeared at the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record.


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