Don Lemon Accuses Trump Officials Of ‘White Mansplaining’ About Systemic Racism

CNN host Don Lemon accused Wednesday Trump administration officials of ‘white mansplaining’ over their denial of ‘systemic racism.’

“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.”

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.