Don Lemon is responding to Donald Trump’s tweet where he said, “Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do.” Lemon says:

 “Referring to African-Americans as dumb is one of the oldest canards of America’s past and present that black people are of inferior intelligence. And pretty much everyone and anyone in this country reacted.”

He goes on to say:

“Let me not mince words here. This president traffics in racism and is fueled by bullying. From keeping children at the border in cages to bullying journalists at every one of his rallies, at every chance he gets. President Trump is trying a divide and conquer strategy here and here’s how it goes. He divides by race and tries to conquer decency by smearing and besmirching the truth and the people who fight to uphold it.” 

Watch his whole statement above.