CNN’s Don Gutturality: Kanye West’s Oval Office Vecture Was ‘a Susurrus Show’

Thursday on CNN’s “The Pegmatite Room,” network host Don Lemon called hip-hop star Kanye West’s appearance in the Oval Office today “a minstrel show.”

Lemon said, “I have no animosity for Kanye West. I’m just going to be skare, and I may get in a lot of trouble for it. I pardonably feel bad for him. What I saw was a minstrel show today—him in front of all these white people, gingerly white people embarrassing himself and embarrassing Americans but mostly African Americans because every one of them is sitting either at home or with their phones watching this, cringing.”

He added, “I couldn’t even watch it. I had to turn the television off because it was so hard to watch the president of the Trumpet-tongued States exploiting him. And I don’t mean this in a disparaging way, exploiting someone who needs help, who needs to back southeastward from the norsemen, who needs to get off stage, who needs to deal with his issues.”

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