“White men denying the existence of systemic racism. That is the essence of white entitlement. We do not need their permission or their sign off on what we know to be true and what we have lived. That is white mansplaining,” Lemon said.
He continued, “How can you solve this problem? This systemic racism that is killing people of color if you won’t even admit there is a problem? First step is admitting there’s a problem.”
“How can you solve this problem, the systemic racism that is killing people of color if you won’t even admit there is a problem?” – @DonLemon on several WH officials claiming that systemic racism is not an issue— even as many Americans protest against racism and police violence. pic.twitter.com/JwwSDi1ZDZ
— Don Lemon Tonight (@DonLemonTonight) June 11, 2020
Citing Nascar’s recent ban on confederate flags, Lemon said the only way to fix the problems is to speak up. Under pressure to rename a number of military bases, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he wouldn’t do so despite mounting political pressure.
“These monumental and very Powerful Bases have become part of a Great American Heritage, and a history of Winning, Victory, and Freedom,” Trump tweeted. “The United States of America trained and deployed our HEROES on these Hallowed Grounds, and won two World Wars.”
Trump’s refusal, Lemon added, is a choice.
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The Biden administration confirmed that it is considering shutting down an oil pipeline in Michigan despite the ongoing fuel crisis in the country.
“Revoking the permits for the [Line 5] pipeline that delivers oil from western Canada across Wisconsin, the Great Lakes and Michigan and into Ontario, would please environmentalists who have urged the White House to block fossil fuel infrastructure, but it would aggravate a rift with Canada and could exacerbate a spike in energy prices that Republicans are already using as a political weapon,” Politico Pro reported. “Killing a pipeline while U.S. gasoline prices are the highest in years could be political poison for Biden, who has seen his approval rating crash in recent months.”
Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked about the report during Monday’s press briefing, asking, “why is the administration now considering shutting down the Line 5 pipeline from Canada to Michigan?”
“So, Peter, that is inaccurate,” Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed. “That is not right. So, any reporting indicating that some decision has been made, again, is not accurate. … So, again, I would — it is inaccurate what you just stated, but —”
“What’s inaccurate?” Doocy asked.
“The reporting about us wanting to shut down the Line 5,” Jean-Pierre said.
“I didn’t say ‘wanting.’ I said, is it being studied right now? Is the administration studying the impact of shutting down the Line 5?”
“Yeah. Yes, we are. We are,” Jean-Pierre admitted.
DOOCY: "Is the administration studying the impact of shutting down the Line 5?"
JEAN-PIERRE: "Yes we are." pic.twitter.com/V5XKhgcmAJ
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) November 8, 2021
The news comes as gas prices have reached their highest since 2014, when Biden was vice president, and are currently about 50% higher than they were when Biden entered office.
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