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CNN’s Don Lemon is widely known for his tendency to editorialize like a character in one of Aaron Sorkin’s political dramas.

But even a broken clock is right twice a day.

In an exchange last night with fellow CNN host Chris Cuomo, Lemon — speaking from his experience as a black man — had a clear warning for rioters. 

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As RealClearPolitics reports:

“I’m going to say this and I know people don’t like it. Most black people don’t want police defunded. They don’t want fewer police there. What they want, they want more. And most communities of color in this country need police. They may need police more than white communities, okay?”

“There’s more crime,” CNN’s Chris Cuomo chimed in.

“Because there is more crime,” Lemon said. “Poor communities. There’s more crime in poorer communities regardless of what ethnicity you are. And African-Americans — most African-Americans know that. The fringes of the party want that. But most people in the Democratic party don’t want that. What they don’t want and what African-Americans don’t want, police abusing people.”

“One has to realize when you’re losing an ally and you’re starting to turn people off, whether it’s real or not you have to figure out how to fix it,” Lemon said. “The goal in politics and an election is to do what?”

Cuomo correctly answered that the goal is to win.

The hosts’ exchange coincided with more violence out of Kenosha, Wisconsin. An armed citizen defending a business shot and killed a rioter last night, before fleeing the scene to surrender to police. Several pursuers chased him almost all the way. He fired back after being knocked to the ground, killing one and wounding another, before reaching police lines.

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bryan seidita
bryan seidita
1 month ago

Good for the shop owner we need more of `this

Rosemary
Rosemary
1 month ago
Reply to  bryan seidita

The RIOTERS are basicly cowards when faced with armed in the right citizen’s. Good for the shop owner.

CharlieSeattle
CharlieSeattle
1 month ago
Reply to  Rosemary

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers.

Gary Poole
Gary Poole
1 month ago
Reply to  bryan seidita

No we don’t need more of this, this is crazy, We need authorities to crush these fools not citizens. This is what they want gun violence so they can take them away. As Lenin said ” useful idiots”

Gary
Gary
1 month ago

Anyonoe who throws a brick or loots a store should be shot. No mercy!! I and many others are SICK of this!

egg
egg
1 month ago
Reply to  Gary

The police need to start playing their game. Start shooting rockets right back at them. Same with bricks and other objects. Good God. They’ve got to start protecting themselves. Little bastards start getting hit with their own medicine, they may think twice.

Elizabeth Davis
Elizabeth Davis
1 month ago
Reply to  egg

Who is footing the bill for these rioters????? They obviously do not work they riot all night. Do they sell what they loot? They all have expensive clothes shoes and riot gear.where does that come from? They don’t seem to be impoverished. It would be so easy for workers to sit down and say let some one else, the government,feed,cloth,house, medical, cars, phone and what ever my heart desires. But soon the money will run out The government is paid by the working people. No worker no government money Someone need to wake these over over age over grown children to the facts of life! Protest is one thing looting, destruction and burning is a another There are laws against this, These government fat cat, officials need to enforce the laws of this land or get out of government and the country. Go to a socialist country if that is what they want. See how far they can get

Dorothy M Newport
Dorothy M Newport
1 month ago

George Soros and the likes of people like him probably the rothschilds too

Maretta
Maretta
1 month ago

You got it. Bingo

cliff
cliff
1 month ago

Also the DNC. Hope you enjoy all your “donations” to the “black LIES matter” that goes directly to the democommunist “party” that is then handed to the rioters to pay to tear down your city. loot, smash , and burn your businesses.

Richard
Richard
1 month ago

don’t forget the hollywood pretenders

Dorothy M Newport
Dorothy M Newport
1 month ago

I’m sure the Obama is in the clintons have a hand in it too probably

paw paw
paw paw
1 month ago

They give them verbal support just like the Democratic Party!

Dorothy M Newport
Dorothy M Newport
1 month ago

And they’re trying to make this a socialist country that’s exactly why they’re doing and the far left radicalists are paying them on top of George Soros and all these very very rich and powerful people especially like the CCP which is the Chinese Communist party people are waking up that’s why this is called the great Awakening the truth really hurts these people are paid to do what they are doing just like the George Floyd they are called paid actors for a reason George Floyd is not dead he attended his own funeral because he was a paid actor along with all of the other police that were holding him down on the ground this is all for show the lefties who love to play games how’s trauma burn down buildings they pay for all these rioters they are not protesting they are rioting burning down places hurting people killing people but not here in South we’re armed they won’t show up to communities that are armed they already tried and they’re taken away very quickly because they’re scared little brats kicking screaming because they’re not getting their way they don’t like that big Daddy Don is trying to put them in their place

Maretta
Maretta
1 month ago

They are funded by the Deep State: George Soros and others like him. Wouldn’t be surprised if Bill Gates didn’t contribute a few ?to these riots. Police should start “ shooting first, asking questions later”! Our system of justice and law enforcement needs a major overhaul. You cannot let people riot and loot with no consequences.

Bug
Bug
1 month ago
Reply to  Maretta

Love this .Spot on

ROY S MALLMANN
ROY S MALLMANN
1 month ago

They are being financed by George Soros through Black Lives Matter with the bulk of their donations going to Democrat Party candidates which is why it will not stop. Research this yourself if you do not believe me. The Democrat Party is behind this just like they were behind the “Occupy Wall Street”, “ANTIFA”, “ACORN” and other subversive entities. What I did not understand at first is why they were doing it in Democrat run cities but if they did it in Republican governed cities they would face the police and National Guard as we protect the people. They are just a part of mob rule as Democrats know they cannot win an honest election.

Christiann
Christiann
1 month ago
Reply to  ROY S MALLMANN

BLM stands for Burn Loot Murder!!

CharlieSeattle
CharlieSeattle
1 month ago

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$oros

Joe Fioravanti
Joe Fioravanti
1 month ago

Hi Elizabeth I totally agree with you. I think the Police ought to use high pressure water from the fire truck and soak them all down. Maybe even wash them right out of the area. But some would say that is using excessive force to disperse a Curfew Defying mob as Many may complain they are afraid of water. The rule of law has to be applied by any Governor or Mayor to arrest all violators who break the curfews set to keep them from committing the crimes they are doing. Looting, rioting, Police being assaulted, businesses being totally burned out. So they say they are protesting a crime committed by Police and then that gives them a right to commit crimes. Go figure. In my opinion Antifa is responsible for most of the carnage, along with the BLM Organization who condone this type of criminal destruction. Either one or two things will happen if these riots continue. #1 A vigilante group will organize to take out these socialist and other Marxist group to put an end to it. #2 President Trump has offered to send Federal or Military help to any city or state asking for help. Outside of protecting federal buildings the President, who is the Commander-in-Chief of the United States has an option to declare Martial Law if these criminals cannot be stopped. They must be getting paid for rioting and looting mostly by in my opinion one George Soros for he has been funding Antifa for years. He spent hundreds of Millions of Dollars on Hillary Clintons Campaign. So if any one single person has an axe to grind with President Trump, it is him.

bobbie
bobbie
1 month ago

George Soros, who else??

Donna
Donna
1 month ago
Reply to  egg

Absolutely….what are they waiting for ??? what they are doing now is not working…it’s getting worse…

stevo
stevo
1 month ago
Reply to  Gary

i remember the watts riots.they damaged everythinng in their path.except for the korean and other asian store owners as they sttod in front of their stores and even on the rooftops armed and ready to shoot if they scum attacked what they worked so hard for.never happened.but afteer more than 100 rioters were shot and killed the violence stopped!

ROSEY
ROSEY
1 month ago
Reply to  Gary

THEY ARE DOMESTIC TERRORIST,THEY HAVE NO LOVE FOR AMERICA,OR THEY WOULD NOT BE DESTORYING OUR COUNTRY.SHOOT AND ASK QUESTIONS LATER.

Dorkorino
Dorkorino
1 month ago
Reply to  Gary

Yep. The time has come. After a couple punks get wounded or killed things will ease up real fast and Soros’ money won’t work anymore.

Patriot
Patriot
1 month ago

The man that was shot had already been arrested and was down on the ground. He escaped, and ran toward his vehicle with a nasty looking knife in his hands. The cops kept yelling at him to stop. The man reached into his car, and if I were a betting person to pull out a weapon. He was shot. The answer to this is, – if you are arrested, pay attention to what the police are asking and do NOT resist.