CNN's Don Lemon Likens Trump Supporters to Drug Addicts: 'It's So Sad'
'I think they have to hit rock bottom like an addict'
CNN anchor Don Lemon went to new lows on Thursday after he compared supporters of President Donald Trump to "drug addicts."
Anti-Trump across Lemon and his primetime colleague Chris Cuomo blasted Trump for continuing to hold rallies despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Lemon suggested Trump supporters were beyond saving.
"You know what the sad thing is? And I'll be honest with you ... I've had many people who I love in my life- and yeah, I come from a red state, I've lived in several red states, there are a lot of friends who I've had to really get rid of because they are so nonsensical when it comes to this issue," Lemon said.
"They have every single talking point that they hear on state TV and that they hear from this president, they repeat it, and they're blinded by it."
"I had to get rid of them because they're too far gone. I try, and I try, and I try, they say something really stupid, and then I'll show them the science and I'll give them the information, and they still repeat those talking points," Lemon told Cuomo.
"I had to get rid of a lot of people in my life because sometimes you've just got to let them go. I think they have to hit rock bottom like an addict, right?"
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"And they have to want to get help; they have to want to know the truth, they have to want to live in reality, they have to want to be responsible not only for other people's lives but for their lives."
"It's so sad. And I don't know if after this I'll ever be able to go back and be friends with those people because, at a certain point, you just say they're too far gone, and I've got to let them go," he added.
"And if they're willing to come back, they're willing to live in reality; then I would welcome them with open arms. But I can't do it; I can't do it anymore."
Lemon often uses his platform to attack Trump supporters viciously.
In August, Lemon suggested Trump supporters needed to be re-educated, or “deprogrammed" before being allowed to vote in the election.
The host also compared supporters of the President to “cult."
“If I had a real friend, who was involved in a cult, which I feel it is cultish behavior, I must try to help them,” Lemon said.
“And you only go so far until you say, until you reach bottom, I cannot deal with it. It’s like an addiction."
Last month, Lemon accused Trump supporters of having “Christian privilege."
Lemon attacked critics of Marxist critical race theory and declared that “America has a problem with race."