Skip to comments.CNN's Lemon defends Antifa after Trump comments: 'No organization is perfect'
Posted on 08/29/2018 6:09:39 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
CNN's Don Lemon on Tuesday appeared to defend Antifa Tuesday night, praising the group as "fighting racist fascists" while adding "no organization is perfect" in acknowledging the group's violent past on his primetime program.
"It says it right in the name: Antifa. Anti-fascism, which is what they were there fighting," Lemon said in reference to clashes between neo-Nazis and Antifa members in Charlottesville, Va., in August 2017.
"Listen, no organization is perfect. There was some violence. No one condones violence, but there were different reasons for Antifa and for these neo-Nazis to be there," Lemon continued. "One, racists, fascists, the other group, fighting racist fascists. There is a distinction there."
Antifa has been involved in several protests that have seen violence occur since Charlottesville, including most recently at a second "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville that included an altercation with NBC News reporter Cal Perry.
Lemon's commentary came after reports President Trump told evangelical leaders at the White House on Monday that Republican losses in this year's midterms could lead to liberals "violently" overturning his administration's accomplishments for the Christian community.
The president warned that if Democrats take back the House "they will overturn everything that we've done and they will do it quickly and violently."
"There's violence. When you look at Antifa and you look at some of these groups these are violent people," Trump said.
CNN chief legal analyst Jeffery Toobin said Trump's criticism of Antifa is an "appeal to racism" while stating the group "is widely perceived as an African-American organization."
"Let's be clear also about what's going on here, the theme here is I'm Donald Trump and I'll protect you from the scary black people, " Toobin, a staunch Trump critic, said in a panel discussion on Wolf Blitzer's "The Situation Room."
"Antifa is widely perceived as an African-American organization and this is just part of the same story of LeBron James and Don Lemon and Maxine Waters and the NFL players and the UCLA basketball players," Toobin added.
Don Lemon, Chris Cuomo, and CNN agree.
PS. Does anyone perceive Antifa as an African-American organization?
Not really. I perceive them as equal opportunity fascists.
“Does anyone perceive Antifa as an African-American organization?”
No, Antifa is a bunch of self-hating white cry-babies who periodically leave their Mom’s basements, put on black masks and break stuff for no particular reason.
the “fa” in Antifa stands for “First Amendment”.
All the Libs have left is the race card........... and the Trump economy is going to take that away!
They always have. The National Socialists in Germany believed that the purity of the Aryan race was so important, that killing all the Jews was just good common sense.
The Left today is no different.
Would he be so generous with the Catholic Church right now?
Wow. He IS as dumb as Trump claimed.
So Because they call themselves “anti-fascist”, then that’s what they are? Real genius here, folks.
I can’t completely agree. They used to blame groups/concepts.
Our domestic enemies including Big Media now defend their violence by lying, “Trump started it!”
He added “no organization is perfect” (unless it is the USA) in acknowledging the group's violent past on his prime time program.
(Lemon)”It says it right in the name: Antifa. Anti-fascism, which is what they were there fighting,” Lemon said in reference to clashes between neo-Nazis (SOROS, their sponsor)and Antifa members in Charlottesville, Va., in August 2017.”The final BS: The dude who drove the car into the crowd killing a person was a COMMUNIST (per a Facebook Comment posted by a woman who said she knew the driver. No New Outfit EVER vetted the ID of the driver, so I'll go with what I read as it fits their modus operand.
Hitler wasn't perfect.
CNN’s Lemon defends Antifa after Trump comments: ‘No organization is perfect’
Would he say the same thing about the KKK?
Stupid Lemon fell for the bait in trying to defend Antifa. Right now I think Congress is more popular [which tells you something].
The point is you don’t just assume a group has authentically labeled itself. ‘It’s right there in the name! Anti-fascist” Oof. What a moron.
Should I type slowly so the lefties will get it?:
They’re not “anti-fascist”. They simply label their middle-of-the-road political enemies as “fascist” and use that as an excuse to commit violence. It’s not complicated, but these dummies are selectively ignorant when it suits them - the ones that aren’t outright stupid, that is.
Tell that to the Branch Davidians?
Are you sure these are not actors for Night of the living dead?
This is the first time I have heard that there is any association between Antifa and the Blacks.
I thought BLM was the Black movement.
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