His mother ‘is rolling over in her grave’: Don Lemon pulls the rug out from under Kanye West after meeting with Trump

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CNN host Don Lemon had some sharp words for Kanye West after the rapper’s visit to the White House on Thursday.
The 41-year-old artist and designer visited the Oval Office to discuss job opportunities for former convicts, but that was largely overshadowed by a 10-minute monologue he gave on a range of other issues.
Lemon held his head in dismay after watching a clip of Kanye’s remarks on CNN.
“I have no animosity for Kanye West. I’m just going to be honest and I may get in a lot of trouble for it,” Lemon said. “I actually feel bad for him. What I saw was a minstrel show today.”
Lemon mentioned that Kanye’s mother, Donda West, would be “embarrassed” by his recent actions.

CNN host Don Lemon slammed Kanye West after the artist’s visit to the White House on Thursday, calling it a “minstrel show” and an “embarrassment.”

The 41-year-old rapper visited the Oval Office to discuss job opportunities for former convicts, a goal that was largely overshadowed by a 10-minute monologue he gave on a range of other issues in front of President Donald Trump.

Kanye also referred to himself as a “mother f—er” and reiterated his full endorsement of Trump as a throng of TV news cameras and journalists watched.

“Let’s stop worrying about the future. All we really have is today,” Kanye said while wearing a hat emblazoned with the Trump campaign’s slogan “Make America Great Again.”

“Trump is on his hero’s journey right now, and he might not have expected to have a crazy motherf—er like Kanye West.”

Lemon held his head in dismay after watching a clip of Kanye’s remarks on CNN.

“I have no animosity for Kanye West. I’m just going to be honest and I may get in a lot of trouble for it,” Lemon said. “I actually feel bad for him. What I saw was a minstrel show today.”

Lemon, who is black, said Kanye was “embarrassing himself,” adding that he was not only “embarrassing Americans, but mostly African-Americans.”

“I couldn’t even watch it,” Lemon said. “I had to turn the television off because it was so hard to watch.”

The CNN host echoed what other media personalities said on Thursday and suggested Kanye was in need of professional help. Kanye, who voluntarily admitted himself to a hospital for exhaustion and sleep deprivation in 2016, faced widespread criticism after his release for making erratic, politically charged statements.

“Him, sitting there being used by the president of the United States,” Lemon said, “The president of the United States exploiting him, and, I don’t mean this in a disparaging way, exploiting someone who needs help.”

Lemon implored Kanye to “back away from the cameras” and lay low so he can “deal with his issues.”

He continued: “If anyone around him cares about him … they need to grab him and snatch him up, and get Kanye together because Kanye needs help.”

Lemon, who said he does not belong to a political party, rejected the notion that his views on Kanye were politically motivated.

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Source:: Business Insider – Politics

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