Then Lemon stated, “I think you’re letting them off easy, I don’t believe that it’s just because they think Joe Biden would be worse. I think it’s because they like it, not [at] a certain level, on many levels. They like what he presents.”
“They like the lies, one would have to. If you don’t like the lies, then you’re not a supporter. They like the shiny objects. They like the racism. They like the misogyny. They like all of it because if they didn’t, they wouldn’t support him.”
Plus he added, “I actually think you’re letting them off easy because you’re telling me that someone you know is a liar, someone you know is a racist, someone that you know is a bigot, someone you know deceives, someone you can never believe the truth that comes out of their mouths, someone who downplays a deadly pandemic, someone who thinks it’s no big deal that 180,000 people have died.”
Along with, “You’re telling me that the alternative is worse? What is worse than that?! There is nothing worse than that! … There is no evidence that Joe Biden would be worse!”
“There is no evidence that there would be lawlessness on the streets if Joe Biden was president. He’s not the president. This is happening on Donald Trump’s watch.”
And declared, “So there’s either a disconnect or cognitive dissonance going on where you have to believe that you made the right choice, because you just can’t somehow, in your mind, admit that you made the wrong choice, that this is a bad person, that he is a liar, that you overlook all of those things because of what?”
“Maybe you’re not digging deep enough in yourself. It’s not Donald Trump’s issue, it’s yours.”
In the past, Trump has called him ‘the dumbest man on television.’ No sign of a truce anytime soon.
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