CNN's Don Lemon calls out Pelosi over salon trip, knocks 'set-up' claim

CNN anchor Don Lemon offered a rare scolding of a Democrat, this time House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., over her controversial visit to a San Francisco hair salon in violation of state and local coronavirus ordinances.

In security footage obtained by Fox News and timestamped Monday at 3:08 p.m. PT, the California political powerhouse is seen walking through ESalonSF with wet hair, and without a mask. During an appearance on MSNBC that night, Pelosi criticized President Trump for giving his Republican National Convention acceptance speech before a live audience on the South Lawn at the White House.

On Wednesday, the top Democratic lawmaker accused the salon of “setting her up” and called on the struggling business to apologize to her.

Lemon seemed to question Pelosi’s story and asked his viewers “shouldn’t she know better?”

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“This far into the pandemic this House Speaker should know what is safe and what isn’t,” Lemon said. “We should all know. It’s our responsibility.”

The liberal anchor continued, “Instead of claiming a set-up, it would have been just as easy for the speaker to say, ‘You know what, I messed up. I should have worn a mask indoors.'”

During an exclusive interview with Fox News Tuesday, salon owner Erica Kious cast Pelosi’s visit as part of a double standard.

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“It was a slap in the face that she went in, you know, that she feels that she can just go and get her stuff done while no one else can go in, and I can’t work,” Kious told Fox News, adding that she “can’t believe” the speaker didn’t have a mask on. (From the footage, it appears Pelosi had some kind of covering around her neck.)

“We’re supposed to look up to this woman, right?” Kious said. “It is just disturbing.”

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report. 

CNN's Don Lemon praises Biden after urging him to condemn riots: He put Trump 'on his heels'

CNN anchor Don Lemon praised Joe Biden over the Democratic candidate’s speech condemning the riots, insisting that he has put President Trump “on his heels.”

Lemon made a direct plea to Biden last week to address the issue. Kenosha, Wis., was suffering its third night of violence at the time following the shooting of Jacob Blake.

“He’s got to come out to talk about it. He’s got to do a speech like Barack Obama did about race,” Lemon said. “The rioting has to stop… it’s showing up in the polling; it’s showing up in focus groups; it is the only thing right now that is sticking.”

Biden on Monday condemned the violence that has taken place in cities across the country, which earned plenty of praise from the “CNN Tonight” anchor.

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“You’re going to hear a lot of lies from the president this week and moving forward… so I want to kick this show off tonight with the truth. And that is the truth about what Joe Biden says about violence and rioting. Not the lies, but we’re going to start with the truth,” Lemon began before playing a clip of the Democratic nominee condemning the violence. “So do we really need to hear more lies from the president? No. That is what Americans need to hear, the truth. We need to hear our leaders denouncing the violence in our streets. Denouncing it. We need to hear them tell us the truth that rioting divides instead of unites. But this president can’t say that. He cannot denounce the violence. He just cannot. He cannot admit that it divides instead of unites… Election Day is just 63 days away. He’s desperate and he desperately needs to change the subject.”

Lemon insisted Trump “can’t run on his record” despite what the “propaganda videos and speeches” claimed during last week’s Republican National Convention, pointing to the six million coronavirus cases and the over 180,000 deaths from the outbreak.

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He went on to knock the president, who during his press conference slammed Biden for not specifically denouncing Antifa or “the far left.”

“Joe Biden put him on his heels today,” Lemon gloated.

Lemon accused Trump of wanting to “terrify” Americans into voting for him in November, downplaying the riots as being in “a couple of city blocks,” not the “entire city.”

Kayleigh McEnany calls out CNN's Chris Cuomo, Don Lemon over riot coverage

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany singled out CNN anchors Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon for their coverage over the ongoing riots that have plagued cities across America.

There has been a heightened focus on the violence that has taken place after the Kenosha unrest with  Democrats and members of the media sounding the alarm that recent polling shows President Trump benefiting with his “law and order” message that he touted during last week’s Republican National Convention.

Before closing her press briefing on Monday, McEnany highlighted the tonal shift.

“It’s so interesting to me to see Democrats who once disbarred, or ignored the violence I should say, all of a sudden caring about it. But let’s not forget what they said previously,” McEnany said.

She called out several top Democrats and what they said about the unrest in cities throughout the country.

“Speaker Nancy Pelosi downplaying the violence rocking U.S. cities, ignorantly saying, ‘People will do what they do.'” McEnany said. “Jerry Nadler, when asked about Antifa, he said that was a ‘myth being spread around Washington, D.C.’ It’s not a myth. In fact, an Antifa individual took the life of an innocent Trump supporter in Portland. You have Ayanna Pressley saying that she wanted ‘unrest’ in the streets.”

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The press secretary then also called out to CNN’s most prominent anchors.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

“Chris Cuomo saying, ‘Show me where it says that protesters are supposed to be peaceful.’ I’ll give you an idea, Chris. It’s in the Constitution,” McEnany swiped the anchor.

“Don Lemon saying quote, ‘The rioting has to stop, Chris, as you know and I know. It’s showing up in the polls. It’s showing up in the focus groups. It’s the only thing right now that’s sticking.'” McEnnay said. “So now all of a sudden, 90 days, I, from this podium, have talked about law and order, the president has talked about law and order repeatedly, but because the polling has shifted, now it’s time for the Democrats to deny what they said previously and all of a sudden focus on law and order.”

“That’s like the arsonist blaming the firefighter,” she added before walking away from the podium.

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In June, Cuomo raised eyebrows for appearing to defend the violence that has taken place after the death of George Floyd.

“Now too many see the protests as the problem. No, the problem is what forced your fellow citizens to take to the streets: persistent, poisonous inequities and injustice,” Cuomo told his viewers on June 2. “And please, show me where it says protesters are supposed to be polite and peaceful. Because I can show you that outraged citizens are what made the country what she is and led to any major milestone. To be honest, this is not a tranquil time.”

Cuomo later attempted to explain that he was “borrowing” the rhetoric of the late congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis after his death in late July.

“I was borrowing from Brother Lewis when I said, ‘Who says protests are supposed to be peaceful and quiet and polite,’ Cuomo said. “I know it says ‘peaceful’ in the First Amendment, but if you just go in and sing your songs and go home, nothing changes. And that’s what he was encouraging.”

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Last week, Don Lemon made a direct plea to Biden amid a third night of violence in Kenosha, Wis. following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, stressing the political ramifications of the unrest.

“He’s got to address it. He’s got to come out to talk about it. He’s got to do a speech like Barack Obama did about race,” Lemon said late Tuesday. “The rioting has to stop… it’s showing up in the polling, it’s showing up in focus groups. It is the only thing right now that is sticking.”

CNN's Don Lemon claims Trump voters must have 'cognitive dissonance' to support such a 'bad person'

CNN anchor Don Lemon went after Trump voters yet again following the president’s speech at the Republican National Convention Thursday, saying they must suffer from “cognitive dissonance” to support someone Lemon described as a “bad person.”

Lemon’s colleague Chris Cuomo had told him that the president’s supporters had concluded that despite Trump’s flaws, “Joe Biden will be worse” for the country. Cuomo theorized that Trump’s voters are willing to “forgive” Trump’s wrongdoings rather than vote for the Democrat.

“I think you’re letting them off easy,” Lemon responded. “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.”

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Lemon continued: “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. 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.”

The “CNN Tonight” host then attempted to psychoanalyze the mindset of a Trump voter.

“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?” Lemon explained. “Maybe you’re not digging deep enough in yourself. It’s not Donald Trump’s issue, it’s yours.”

“Maybe,” Cuomo responded.

“Not maybe,” Lemon shot back. “It is yours because you made the choice. You’re making the choice here and to go to the polls and to believe it.”

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The CNN anchor has a history of attacking President Trump’s supporters, questioning if the president’s voters are “brainwashed” following the conclusion of the Mueller investigation and slamming them for “allowing” Trump to use “horrible language.”

Earlier this year, Lemon laughed hysterically as two of his guests mocked Trump voters as illiterate “credulous rubes.”

Cleaning: Mrs Hinch fan shares lemon hack to clean glass and mirrors

Minky, the company behind the bright green cloth says: “M Cloth Glass & Window is made from millions of tightly woven high density microfibres, which quickly remove dirt and grease from windows and other glass surfaces.

“It’s generous size makes light work of large surface areas, leaving a crystal clear finish every time.”

This makes it perfect for cleaning both the inside and outside of shower doors that otherwise can usually take up a lot of time.

You can also add white vinegar to the mix to create a glass cleaner that is great at lifting hard water stains.



Caroline Flack's friend Keith Lemon opens up on BAFTAs tribute to late star: ‘So strange'

He sold the item of clothing inspired by the star to raise funds for Samaritans and to spread a message of kindness.

Before Caroline’s death, she was awaiting trial for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend, Lewis Burton, which she pleaded not guilty for on December 23.

The court heard at the time that Mr Burton was not supporting the prosecution, as Paul Morris, defending, said he “has never supported” the case against Caroline.

For confidential support call the Samaritans in the UK on 116 123 or visit a local Samaritans branch.



CNN's Don Lemon says 'availability of guns' is contributing to rise in Chicago shootings

CNN anchor Don Lemon suggested Tuesday night that the “availability of guns” is what has contributed to the rise in Chicago crime.

Chicago has witnessed an alarming increase in shootings and homicides in recent weeks, including Tuesday night’s shootout at a funeral home that left at least 14 injured, according to police. The Trump administration has also repeatedly clashed with Chicago Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who has slammed the White House for offering to send the feds to quell the violence.

During the nightly handoff with “Cuomo Prime Time” anchor Chris Cuomo, Lemon expressed gratitude that crime in Chicago is being discussed but warned that political motivations could be behind it.

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“I’m glad that people are starting to pay attention to crime, especially in cities like Chicago. But it is sad that they’re doing it in a year where they can use it as a political cudgel to hurt someone and try to help someone else,” Lemon said.

“Listen, there’s spikes in crime and there’s real work that needs to be done, right? Needs to be fixed. I lived in Chicago for a while. Every night when I lived in Chicago, there was a crime story, a shooting story. I’ve been doing stories about crime at this network for so long. I’m glad people are paying attention to it but it’s been an issue for a long time. And do you know one of the biggest issues is? The availability of guns. And you won’t hear that from some people.”

Lemon appeared to take a different tone earlier this month, when he and Cuomo mocked the rise in crime across the country, suggesting it was merely fear-mongering.

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“Democratic cities are in chaos right now, is this what you want from Joe Biden?” Lemon had said, mocking Republicans. “And they’re gonna take your country away and they’re taking down the statues.”

“Crime is rising as they defund police,” Cuomo chimed in at the time.

“My gosh, it’s so bad!” Lemon added, impersonating Republicans.

Lemon meringue pie recipe: How to make lemon meringue pie

Lemon flavoured custards, puddings, and pies have been made since ancient times. Ancient Greece is thought to be the origin of the lemon pie we know and love today, but the meringue topping came later on in the 17th century. The lemon meringue pie of modern times originated in the 19th century. One of the earliest recorded recipes was attributed to Alexander Frehse, a Swiss baker from Romandy. It proved so delicious it soon made its way to the kitchens and tables of Europe’s finest restaurants.

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How to make lemon meringue pie

This recipe from Sainsbury’s magazine promises the perfect lemon meringue pie.

You will need:

100g cold, unsalted butter
200g plain flour
25g icing sugar
1 large egg yolk (optional)

For the filling, you will need:
5 to 6 unwaxed lemons
40g cornflour
4 large egg yolks, beaten
40g unsalted butter, diced

For the meringue:
4 large egg whites
2tsp cornflour
225g caster sugar

Start by rubbing the butter into the flour, adding a good pinch of salt, then stir in the icing sugar.

Mix the egg yolk with two tablespoons of cold water and stir in with a knife, adding extra water if necessary or not using the yolk, then bring the dough into a ball by hand.

Flatten into a disc, wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes.

Roll out the pastry on a floured surface and line a deep 23cm flan tin, pressing in tell and trimming off the excess pastry.

Squeeze the juice from the lemons – you will need 175ml for a good balance of sweet and sharp, so measure this into a measuring jug, then make up to 375ml with water.

Gradually add to the pan, stirring or whisking until smooth. Bring to a simmer, stirring until it thickens, then cook for two minutes to cook out the rawness of the cornflour.

Remove from the heat and stir in the egg yolks, followed by the butter. Press through a sieve to remove the zest and any eggy bits that may have formed, then smooth into the tart case and leave to cool completely.

It should only come about halfway up the pastry case, leaving enough depth to hold the meringue topping.

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 150C, fan 130C, gas mark 2. In a sparklingly clean bowl, whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks, starting with the mixer on slow, then gradually increasing the speed (starting slowly gives a more stable meringue).

Once you have stiff peaks, add the cornflour, then add the sugar in one spoonful at a time, whisking well between each one.

The meringue should be shiny, stuff and not feel grainy. Spoon on top of the cooled filling, making sure you seal to the edges of the pastry case.

Bake, still on the tray, for 25 to 30 minutes until the meringue is set and crisp on the outside, but not too browned. Leave to settle and cool for at least 30 minutes before serving either warm or at room temperature.



Pastor slams CNN, Don Lemon for claiming Jesus wasn’t perfect: ‘Uncontested champions of Fake News’

CNN anchor Don Lemon made the claim that Jesus Christ was “not perfect,” which Pastor Robert Jeffress said “makes him and his network the uncontested champions of Fake News.”

“Jesus Christ, if that’s who you believe in, Jesus Christ, admittedly was not perfect when he was here on this earth,” Lemon told his colleague Chris Cuomo during “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon” Wednesday. “So why are we deifying the founders of this country, many of whom owned slaves?”

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The clip was widely shared on social media.

“Don Lemon’s comments are, first of all, heretical,” Jeffress, the pastor of 14,000-member First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, told Fox News, “and it contradicts the most basic tenet of the Christian faith and demonstrates how tone-deaf the left is to faith issues.”

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“Our founding fathers, like all of us, were imperfect human beings,” Jeffress added, “but Jesus Christ was different than any other man that lived, and as the founder of our faith, he had to be perfect.”

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MRCTV says, “this isn’t the first time that CNN has aired anti-religious rhetoric,” pointing to what Cuomo told his viewers at the end of last week.

“If you believe in one another and if you do the right thing for yourself and your community, things will get better in this country. You don’t need help from above,” he said at the conclusion of Friday’s show. “It’s within us.”

Last month, far-left activist Shaun King called for all images depicting Jesus as a “White European” to be torn down because they’re a form of “White supremacy” and “racist propaganda.”

CNN’s Don Lemon blasted for hypocrisy over unearthed 2013 clip on Black-on-Black crime

CNN host Don Lemon has made news lately for insisting the Black Lives Matter movement isn’t about Black-on-Black crime and downplaying a recent surge in gun violence – but it turns out the 2013 version of Lemon probably wouldn’t care for the current edition.

“The Black Lives Matter movement is about police brutality and injustice in that manner, not about what’s happening in black neighborhoods,” Lemon said on Monday before telling actor Terry Crews he can start his own movement if he’s so concerned with “Black-on-Black” gun violence.

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The “CNN Tonight” host also joked on Tuesday about conservative pundits who are concerned about an uptick in crime in Democratic cities. Lemon has emerged as a staunch defender of the Black Lives Matter movement, but only seven years ago he lectured Black people to take responsibility for violence in their communities.

A 2013 clip of Lemon that was recently unearthed by “Tucker Carlson Tonight” revealed that Lemon once reported that 72 percent of African American babies are born out of wedlock and children with “absent fathers” are more likely to become criminals.

Lemon also criticized rap music, all while CNN’s on-screen graphics said “five ways to fix our community” and warned Black people to “clean up your act.”

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“Studies show that lack of a male role model is an express train right to prison,” Lemon said. “Please, Black folks, and if this doesn’t apply to you, I’m not talking to you, pay attention to and think about what has been presented in recent history as acceptable behavior.”

Lemon then blasted “hip-hop and rap culture” that is widely embraced by Black Americans.

“A culture that glorifies everything I just mentioned, thug and reprehensible behavior, a culture that is making a lot of people rich, just not you. And it’s not going to,” Lemon said in 2013.

Lemon’s 2013 remarks are a stark contrast to his recent rhetoric, and the clip went viral as a result. NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck wrote that the clip “encapsulated CNN’s tumble toward the farcical and incapable of viewpoints contrary to the liberal mob they help lead.”

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Author and political pundit Dave Rubin was among the many critics to mock Lemon’s hypocrisy, saying the CNN host went backward.

“The reason this clip on Lemon is lighting up the Internet isn’t really about hypocrisy, people can honestly change their opinions based on new information. (I sure have.) It’s that Lemon went from making reasoned, fact-based arguments, to emotional propaganda. It’s backward,” Rubin wrote.

Other old clips of Lemon were unearthed afterward, including footage of him declaring he was “tired” of talking about race.

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Others took to Twitter with thoughts on the CNN host:

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