Lemon mocked conservatives for opposing Black Lives Matter and the toppling of historic statues.
- According to Lemon, the right “as a whole” thinks: “It’s our country. This is the country that we built.”
- “If they are going to put someone on Mount Rushmore, considering the history of the country, the first black president should be front and center,” he said.
Lemon has previously defended BLM and demeaned Trump supporters as racist and poorly educated.
Monumental controversy: CNN, along with other news outlets, liberal activists and Democrats, have lately deemed Mount Rushmore “problematic.”
- They note two of the presidents featured on the national memorial — George Washington and Thomas Jefferson — owned slaves, and the site in the Black Hills of South Dakota was taken from the Lakota Indians.
- Dozens of historic statues have also been toppled amid nationwide anti-racism protests.