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CNN's Don Lemon on Trump Remarks: 'Saddened'

CNN's Don Lemon on Trump Remarks: 'Saddened'
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By    |   Tuesday, 15 August 2017 06:35 PM

CNN anchor Don Lemon said Tuesday that he was "saddened" by President Donald Trump's doubling down on his initial comments after the Charlottesville violence, asking: "Can you imagine having to go to a school with the name of your oppressor on it?"

"Robert E. Lee High School," Lemon, 51, a native of Baton Rouge, La., told host Wolf Blitzer. "Can you imagine having to go to a school with the name of your oppressor on it?

"Walking into a building or seeing a Confederate flag hanging in a government building?

"Imagine if you are a Jewish person and you had to go to Hitler High School or middle school?" he asked. "That would be completely offensive on the deepest level.

"That's how people of color feel in this country when we have to deal with figures like Robert E. Lee and Confederate flags.

"It is no different than flying a swastika.

"The president is ignorant of history," said Lemon, whom Trump has attacked in the past in his slams on the media. "He does not know context.

"He should go back to school and get an elementary education on how this country started — and about protest groups and how this country works, and who he represents and who he should represent."

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CNN anchor Don Lemon said Tuesday that he was "saddened" by President Donald Trump's doubling down on his initial comments after the Charlottesville violence, asking: "Can you imagine having to go to a school with the name of your oppressor on it?"
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