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Don Lemon GOES IN On Guest About #BringBackOurGirls Campaign

In recent months, most news about Don Lemon has revolved around his right-of-center opinions and questionable rants about African-Americans and social responsibility. However, this time, Don is very much on point.

Lemon, Mel Robbins and conservative columnist Will Cain appeared on CNN’s “Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield” Thursday, to talk about Monica Lewinsky. Cain suggested there was consistency between Lewinsky as a “cheap punchline” and our “cheap society” with it’s “cheap hashtag ‘activism’” on issues like the kidnapping of hundreds of young girls by Nigerian terror group Boko Haram.

“I’m telling you if you’re putting a tweet up with a hashtag on it, you’re not doing your duty tonight,” Cain mocked.

Lemon lost it. “Will, that is — hold on, we gotta address that,” he began. “That’s disgusting to say about over 200 girls who were — what do you expect the First Lady to do?”

The CNN host was referencing this tweet by Michelle Obama, which taps into a burgeoning Twitter movement focused on highlighting the plight of the children kidnapped by the Islamic terrorists.

The exchange that comes next was priceless. See the exchange below:

Mel: Let me try to save you Will. I think what you’re saying is the dialogue is cheap about a lot of things, particularly when it’s driven by the media. But what we need to understand about the situation with the girls is that there was tremendous confusion for the first two and a half weeks about whether or not the story was even real. And given the fact that they were stolen from an area with no cell phone reception with no technology. The families used social media and that hashtag, which you just called cheap, to get the world to pay attention.

Don: What do you expect the US government to do when they were not invited in initially?

Will: Make it’s policy outside of Twitter.

Don: What have you done? What did you do for those girls? If you’re so outraged by it. Besides sit here on television and criticize every people’s efforts, if you’re so concerned about it, what have you done?

Will: I’m pointing out something that’s important Don. The society has greater obligations…

Don: If you’re going to point it out, then do something to help.

Ashleigh: You guys are actually on the same side.

Don: No, I just think what he said was a dog whistle to say ‘Ooo I’m putting..’ You’re talking about the First Lady. Don’t get on television…”

Mel: He is not! You’re the one who raised the First Lady.

Will: “I think I need an interpreter so I can know my own words next time I’m on,” Cain said.

Don: “I’m not stupid,” Lemon replied. “I’ve been on television with you before and I know your game.”

Ashleigh: “We are a family, and a family we will remain. It’s like “Duck Dynasty.”

Don: “I’m not a part of that family. Don’t include me in that over there, I’m sorry . . . That’s a family I’m not interested in.”

 

Oh snap! Don Lemon don’t play.

TELL US: Does Don Lemon have a point here or did he overreact?

Let me try to save you Will. I think what you’re saying is the dialogue is cheap about a lot of things, particularly when it’s driven by the media. But what we need to understand about the situation with the girls is that there was tremendous confusion for the first two and a half weeks about whether or not the story was even real. And given the fact that they were stolen from an area with no cell phone reception with no technology. The families used social media and that hashtag, which you just called cheap, to get the world to pay attention.

Don: What do you expect the US government to do when they were not invited in initially?

Will: Make it’s policy outside of Twitter.

Don: What have you done? What did you do for those girls? If you’re so outraged by it. Besides sit here on television and criticize every people’s efforts, if you’re so concerned about it, what have you done?

Will: I’m pointing out something that’s important Don. The society has greater obligations…

Don: If you’re going to point it out, then do something to help.

Ashleigh: You guys are actually on the same side.

Don: No, I just think what he said was a dog whistle to say ‘Ooo I’m putting..’ You’re talking about the First Lady. Don’t get on television…”

Mel: He is not! You’re the one who raised the First Lady.

Will: “I think I need an interpreter so I can know my own words next time I’m on,” Cain said.

Don: “I’m not stupid,” Lemon replied. “I’ve been on television with you before and I know your game.”

Ashleigh: “We are a family, and a family we will remain. It’s like “Duck Dynasty.”

Don: “I’m not a part of that family. Don’t include me in that over there, I’m sorry . . . That’s a family I’m not interested in.”

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