Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy claimed responsibility for the firing of CNN host Don Lemon during an interview with SiriusXM host Megyn Kelly on Tuesday. Ramaswamy said that Don Lemon was a great fit for CNN’s “woke progressive orthodoxy” agenda. If the network’s mission is to advance that agenda, then Lemon was a perfect host because he champions their worldview, Ramaswamy explained. However, he pointed out that if their purpose was to air different perspectives, then they cannot have TV hosts who cut guests off and refuse to let them speak if they express ideas about America’s post-Civil War Reconstruction History.
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Lemon had attacked Ramaswamy on his show for the presidential candidate’s speech at the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association. Ramaswamy had explained how gun control laws affected freed slaves in the South and how the United States should promote gun ownership in Taiwan to deter a Chinese invasion during his address.
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According to reports, Lemon’s confrontation with Ramaswamy was the final reason for CNN’s decision to fire him on Monday. The president of CNN, Chris Licht, has been trying to curb the network’s left-wing partisanship and evaluate whether its on-air talent can accommodate the network’s new strategy.
Ramaswamy emphasized that he didn’t feel sorry for Lemon’s ousting and the promotion of the network’s biased worldview. Instead, he said he’s thrilled he was partially responsible for a “net positive” outcome. He wished the journalists who remain at CNN the best of luck, encouraging them to return to reporting the news instead of promoting their propaganda-driven worldview.