The pro-Trump pastor, Rev. Bill Owens, appeared on CNN recently and was treated rather rudely by host Don Lemon.
Lemon kept interrupting Owens and repeatedly tried to bait Owens into calling Trump a racist.
Owens held his ground.
FOX News reports:
Pastor who met with Trump battles Don Lemon over Baltimore: ‘He attacks anybody and you know it’
Following President Trump’s meeting with 20 African-American pastors on Monday, Rev. Bill Owens took on CNN host Don Lemon over whether the president should be branded a “racist” for his criticism of top Democrat Elijah Cummings and the city of Baltimore.
Lemon claimed Trump consistently attacks leaders of color with racist statements, and Owens pointed out that Trump goes after leaders from all backgrounds if he disagrees with them on a policy.
“I know it’s hard for you. You think it’s hard to believe that Trump is racist,” Lemon said on “CNN Tonight.” “But he’s repeatedly used racially charged language. He consistently attacks black and brown elected leaders. So, why is that hard to believe, Pastor?”
“I find President Trump [attacks] leaders of all colors. He attacks who he will. He’s his own man,” Owens shot back. “I can’t dictate what he should or should not do. But he does not just attack black people. He attacks anybody. And you know it.”
Lemon mentioned Owens’ faith and implied that as a man of God, he shouldn’t condone attacks on anyone. Owens said he was not condoning anything, but simply stating the truth.
“So as a man of faith, as a Christian, you’re saying he attacks anyone. It sounds like you’re condoning attacks? Is that Christianly or Godly?” the host asked.
Watch the video:
This is PAINFUL to watch.
Don Lemon did everything he could to take away attention from poor inner city kids.
Each time pastor tried to talk about helping poor people,he was cut off.
— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) August 1, 2019
People responded on Twitter:
Shame on @donlemon trying to discredit this pastor.
Don lemon will NEVER experience discrimination and determination like that gentlemen has in his life.
That Pastor deserves respect.
— Kittie 🇺🇸🌈🇮🇱🤱🏽 (@Flkittie) August 1, 2019
This pastor is brilliant. Thank God for leaders like this!!
How many people did racist don lemon have in his ear to aid him in his failed take down…🤔
— Dave (@FrackerDave) August 1, 2019
When racist Don didn't get the answer he wanted from the pastor, he started to try and turn on him and attack him with some bs quote from the past. Typical
— Michael (@Sic14u) August 1, 2019
Good for the pastor for not backing down.