Don Lemon: Kanye West Embarrassed Black Americans With White House ‘Minstrel Show’

MEDIA 10/11/2018 11:20 pm ET

Don Lemon slammed President Donald Trump for “exploiting” Kanye West during Thursday’s heavily publicized Oval Office meeting.

“What I saw was a minstrel show today,” the CNN host said. “Him in front of all of these white people, mostly white people, embarrassing himself and embarrassing Americans, but mostly African-Americans.”

Lemon said he couldn’t watch.

“I had to turn the television off because it was so hard to watch,” he said. “Him, sitting there, being used by the president of the United States.”

He said West “needs help.”

“Kanye, back away from the cameras, go get some help, and then come back and make your case,” he said, later adding: “We’re watching someone’s demise in front of our eyes.

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