CNN host Don Lemon said Wednesday evening the broadcasted torture of a bound and gagged victim in Chicago was not “evil,” adding that the suspects had “bad home training.”
CNN’s host Don Lemon reacts to the news that broke nationally on Wednesday after a kidnapping and abuse of a mentally disabled young white male who was traumatized by a group of black teenagers in Chicago that was broadcast-ed on Facebook.
“I don’t think it’s evil,” Lemon said Wednesday night. “I think these are young people and I think they have ‘bad home training.’ I say, who’s raising these young people? I have no idea who’s raising these young people. Because no one I know on earth who is 17 years old or 70 years old would ever think of treating another person like that. It is inhumane. And you wonder, at 18 years old, where is your parent?”
The victim was beaten, slashed, and held captive. The kidnappers are heard yelling “Fuck White People” and “Fuck Trump”.
Four adults are now in police custody after Chicago police announced a full on investigation into the incident. Police also said that the victim was traumatized for over a whopping 48 hours.
“The fact that this was a vulnerable person that was probably duped into going along with them. It appears it is someone who is mentally disabled, I think makes it even more sickening,” said guest Matt Lewis. “But at the end of the day, you just try to wrap your head around evil. That’s what this is, it’s evil. It’s brutality. It’s man’s inhumanity to man.”
During the conversation on CNN, Democratic Strategist and former press secretary for Bernie Sanders spoke out, saying that the attack was “not a hate crime” if the suspects motives was a “hate of Donald Trump”.