Don Lemon Threatens to Ban Republican Congressman if He Won't Stop Parroting Trump's Lies

"Jack, I love having you, but I can’t let you come here if you won’t tell the truth." Those were the damning words CNN anchor Don Lemon spoke at the end of a panel discussion with Republican Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA).


Kingston made a fool of himself by repeating inaccurate talking points disseminated from President Donald Trump's White House.

First, Kingston made a bizarre claim about Trump prosecuting the "largest group of white supremacists in history." When challenged, Kingston seemingly had no idea what he was referencing. Multiple panelists were genuinely confused as Kingston tried to claim the nonexistent prosecution had happened "under" Trump. 

“I’m not sure of the details, but I know that I was looking at that,” Kingston fumbled. Lemon burst out laughing.

Despite the mockery he endured, Kingston told another whopper that Hillary Clinton had started the birther movement. Lemon immediately shut him up.

"I don’t want lies repeated and people believing untruths on this show. I will not be a purveyor of fake news,” Lemon said at the segment's conclusion, and implied that Kingston would be disinvited from future appearances unless he stopped lying.

Watch the Kingston trainwreck below in two parts:

#story_page_post_article

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.