Lemon Brings Kanye’s Dead Mother Into Criticisms Of Trump-West Meeting

Mike Brest | Reporter

CNN’s Don Lemon said that Kanye West’s mother is rolling over in her grave as a result of the things he said during his meeting with President Trump on Thursday afternoon.

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Their meeting began with West raving about the president in a nearly 10-minute-long monologue.

At one point, West became so emotional he got up from his seat and walked behind the Resolute desk to give Trump a hug. (RELATED: Kanye Overcome With Love, Hugs Trump In Oval Office)

Despite the love shared between the two, Lemon was not amused by what transpired.

“Him sitting there, being used by the President of the United States. The President of the United States exploiting him, and I don’t mean this in a disparaging way — exploiting someone who needs help, who needs to back away from the cameras, who needs to get off stage, who needs to deal with his issues,” Lemon began. “This has nothing to do with being liberal or a conservative. This has to do with honesty.”

“This was an embarrassment. Kanye’s mother is rolling over in her grave. I spoke to one of her friends today or texted with one of her friends today from Chicago, Donda’s friend. I used to live there. I know him. She said, ‘Donda would be embarrassed by this. She would be terribly disturbed by this.’ And Kanye has not been the same since his mother died,” he continued.

Like Lemon, MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi were not happy with the meeting calling it”an assault on the White House.”

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