Kanye West’s decision to come out of the closet as a supporter of President Donald Trump has been the talk of the media for weeks. The liberal elite cannot stand that a superstar of his caliber has embraced the president and is attempting to get millennials and African Americans to open their minds and hear the truth about the Democrat and Republican parties. One of the most triggered is CNN’s Don Lemon who tore into West on Tuesday during his “CNN Tonight With Don Lemon” program.
The CNN host was outraged by comments that West made when he visited TMZ studios. The comments were intentionally taken out of context by those who want to diminish the message he is sending.
“When you hear about slavery for 400 years — for 400 years? That sounds like a choice. Like, you was there for 400 years and it’s all of y’all? It’s like we’re mentally in prison,” West said. It is apparent to anyone who is paying attention that West was not saying slavery was a choice, but staying mentally enslaved for 400 years is. West is talking about the mental slavery that many find themselves in, and he explained that on Twitter.
“To make myself clear. Of course I know that slaves did not get shackled and put on a boat by free will,” West said in a series of now-deleted tweets. “My point is for us to have stayed in that position even though the numbers were on our side means that we were mentally enslaved.”
“They cut out our tongues so we couldn’t communicate to each other. I will not allow my tongue to be cut,” he added. “The Nat Turner movie never made it anywhere because it showed slaves revolting. I understand why my god brother Puff calls his network revolt. If this was 148 years ago I would have been more like Harriet (Tubman) or Nat. We are programmed to always talk and fight race issues. We need to update our conversation.”
“The reason why I brought up the 400 years point is because we can’t be mentally imprisoned for another 400 years. We need free thought now. Even the statement was an example of free thought It was just an idea,” he said before ending with a quote from Tubman. “I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves. – Harriet Tubman.”
But that was not a good enough explanation for Don Lemon, who has dedicated the past year to damaging the president. He used his show on Tuesday to attack Kanye West.
“Your brain, Kanye, and your mouth are not working in concert. His thoughts are moving faster than his mouth, and he is embarrassing a lot of people, especially hip-hop,” radio host Ibrahim “Ebro” Darden told Lemon. The CNN host agreed, saying that West was “embarrassing himself” and that he should read history.
“He’s actually said out loud on several occasions that he doesn’t read, he experiences life. And I think what we’re seeing right now is a sad case of someone who isn’t listening to people around him, who are trying to tell him to just to think first,” Darden said.
“He doesn’t know what free-thinking really is, because people are free to criticize him, and just because people feel a certain way about slavery and the African-American experience in this country, there is a reason why there is a consensus around that. It’s because of facts. It’s because of history. It’s because people know what happened in the past,” Lemon said. “And what affects that continues to have on people even in the present. So it’s not that it’s not necessarily that it’s not free-thinking.”
To Lemon and Darden, free thinking means listening to what CNN and the mainstream media tell you. It means not questioning the narrative that they and the Democrat Party have carefully crafted to absolve itself of its role in fighting to keep slavery, fighting against civil rights, and forming the Ku Klux Klan. They cannot stand that Kanye West has freed himself and is working on freeing others.