CNN’s Don Lemon covered Jussie Smollett Thursday. Lemon claimed that his friend had “lost in the court of public opinion.” Lemon then went on to say that Smollett was going to face the wrath of the right for what he did.
“This is playing out every single moment in cable news,” Don Lemon said. “Sean Hannity’s going to eat Jussie Smollett’s lunch, every single second. Tucker Carlson is going to eat Jussie Smollett’s lunch every single second.”
“The president of the United States is going to eat his lunch, and who does the president of the United States watch every night?” Lemon asked, answering himself, “Cable news. And so, that’s all I’m saying. That’s all I’m saying.”
And Lemon is right Trump did mock Smollett for his scheme to villanize Trump supporters.
“Jussie Smollett – what about MAGA and the tens of millions of people you insulted with your racist and dangerous comments!?” Trump posted to Twitter after Smollett turned himself in.
Empire actor Jussie Smollett was supposedly trying to get noticed. He felt underappreciated at his job, apparently, $1 million dollars an episode was not enough. So instead of asking for a raise, as normal people do, investigators now believe he staged a fake assault and anthrax letter to get attention. He was intending to get public sympathy as a victim. But instead, he showed us that he is a thoughtless individual looking to further divide this already polarized nation.
“The 36-year-old actor reportedly surrendered to police Thursday morning after being charged with “felony disorderly conduct for filing a false police report.”
CNN’s Lemon also admitted Wednesday that he and others were skeptical about Smollett’s story from the start, saying, “a lot of people, including people in the community, people of color and gay people, had questions about this from the very beginning, the veracity of this story.”
“A lot of people were reasonably skeptical about Jussie’s story. Some of the details just didn’t seem to make sense.”
Smollett deserves whatever punishment is coming to him and more, as he will likely get off with a slap on the wrist.