Don Lemon disagrees with Carville on the ‘awakening’ and says defunding the police is a ‘stupid catchphrase’

CNN presenter Don LimónDon Carlton LemonChauvin jurors give first interview since guilty verdict Democrats ignore risks of cutting Biden’s spending package to participate in CNN city hall in Baltimore MORE He said Friday that he disagreed with Democratic political strategist James Carville’s assessment that the Democrats’ weak performance and losses in state elections this week were due to a “stupid awakening.”

However, Lemon said he agreed with Carville that the Democrats’ use of “defunding the police” was unproductive.

“Look, I have a lot of respect for James Carville and I understand the sentiment of what he’s saying. I don’t necessarily agree with all of that,” Lemon said during an appearance on CNN’s “New Day” on Friday.

“De-financing the police, I agree more than 100 percent with him. De-financing the police was a stupid catchphrase and should never have been put under the political spotlight, in the political realm. It was an activist term,” he added. Lemon. “But as for being awake and wanting equality for people in underserved communities or for minorities or for women, I don’t necessarily agree with that.”

Lemon acknowledged that Democrats had a tendency to be “preachers” and assume that others were on the same political spectrum and ideologies as them, but noted that “I understand the frustration of progressives when it comes to equality.”

Earlier this week, Carville blamed the surprisingly weak performance and losses of Democrats in states like Virginia and New Jersey on “waking up stupid” during an interview on PBS NewsHour.

“What went wrong was just a stupid awakening. Don’t just look at Virginia and New Jersey. Look at Long Island, look at Buffalo, look at Minneapolis, even Seattle, Washington. police, ‘this takes Abraham Lincoln’s name off the schools. I mean it, people see that, “Carville said.

“It’s really – it has a nationwide suppressive effect on Democrats. Some of these people need to go to a detox center ‘awake’ or something like that,” he added. “They are expressing language that people just don’t use, and there is backlash and frustration over that.”

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In New Jersey, the Democratic governor of New Jersey. Phil MurphyPhil MurphyMurphy narrowly wins re-election in New Jersey gubernatorial race New Jersey State Senate Chairman behind Republican trucker who spent 3 on campaign Democrats feel new urgency on Biden’s agenda after defeat of Virginia MORE he barely won re-election against his Republican candidate, another worrying sign that Democratic support was waning. Democrats suffered legislative losses in Garden State.

“We have to change this and it is not about changing dictionaries and changing laws,” Carville said. “These people in the staff room who sit and reflect on I don’t know what … They are not working.”



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