Don Lemon howls with laughter as panel imitate southern accents
This is CNN. During a discussion regarding the impeachment show trial, Don Lemon and a pair of talking heads devolved into imitating southern accents and declaring that anyone who can read or spell is an elitist, in an effort to mock Trump voters as stupid rednecks.
In an unbridled show of arrogance, Lemon cackled while blowhard Rick Wilson and New York Times op-ed writer Wajahat Ali suggested that anyone who voted for Trump is an illiterate dummy.
Wilson declared that “Donald Trump couldn’t find Ukraine on a map if you had the letter ‘U’ and a picture of an actual, physical crane next to it,” then asserted that Trump is backed only by a “credulous boomer rube demo” of Americans.
“Donald Trump’s the smart one, and there all y’all, y’all elitists are duuuumb.” Wilson shouted in a faux Southern accent.
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. pic.twitter.com/8kQ6zN9AZV
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) January 28, 2020
“You elitists, with your geography and your maps and your spellin’.” Ali joined in, with his own redneck impression.
“Your math and your readin!’” Wilson added, the hilarity in full flow.
“Yeah, your readin’, your geography, knowing other countries, sipping your latte,” said Ali.
“All those liiines on the map,” said Wilson.
“Only them elitists know where Ukraine is,” Ali added.
When Lemon finally composed himself, he admitted “I needed that.”
This display is a prime example of why Trump will win a second term.
Sitting in a television studio on the East cost, calling Americans stupid and illiterate doesn’t tend to go over too well.
The ultimate irony is that Y’all elitists really are duuuumb.
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 https://t.co/h47wnkcUCF
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 28, 2020
America, this is what CNN thinks of you…
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 28, 2020