CNN's Don Lemon: Trump "is clearly trying to ignite a civil war in this country"

CNN's Don Lemon: Trump "is clearly trying to ignite a civil war in this country"

Lemon: "If he was on my team in this newsroom and said those things, he would be escorted out of the building by security"

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From the August 22 edition of CNN's CNN Tonight with Don Lemon:

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DON LEMON (HOST): Listen -- and I have been one to say, Maria, that, you know, it was a pipe dream, that Donald Trump is not going anywhere, people are saying impeachment, he's going to go to there for four years, but he has given oxygen to racists. He hasn't really said anything, denounced the "alt-right." He talked about the KKK, and whatever, he hasn't really done that.

He is clearly trying to ignite a civil war in this country. He has not tamped down race, and I'm just going to say -- I mean, if he was on my team in this newsroom and said those things, he would be escorted out of the building by security.

Previously:

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