Newt Gingrich And Don Lemon Erupt In Feud After Newt Says Lemon Is Hostile To America

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Newt Gingrich called out Don Lemon the other day and accused him of being hostile to America.

Don Lemon, never known for shying away from controversy, is firing back today at the former Speaker. From The Hill:

CNN anchor Don Lemon fired back at former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) after Gingrich said Lemon was “hostile to America.”

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Gingrich on Tuesday tweeted that Lemon was “hostile to America” after he pressed singer Gladys Knight on her decision to sing the national anthem at Sunday’s Super Bowl.

Lemon responded to Gingrich on Friday, writing that he was breaking his “rule of not responding to Twitter trolls” in doing so.

“Ms. Knight, who I greatly admire & have interviewed before, was well aware of the anthem controversy & chose to speak with me about it,” Lemon wrote.

“Not asking her about it would have been a dereliction of journalistic integrity,” he continued. “We can respect someone, ask tough questions & hold them to account. It’s the American way. Republicans, lately, should try it.”

Knight sparked criticism with her decision to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl amid controversy surrounding the event.

Many artists chose to boycott the Super Bowl in response to the NFL’s treatment of former player Colin Kaepernick, who sparked the movement of players kneeling in protest during the national anthem to protest police brutality.

Lemon even asked the famous singer if singing the anthem in such a politically charged environment would ruin her career. What a question, huh?

She replied:

“People are going to have their opinions about whatever, and all I can deal with right now is what my heart says.”

“I just want them to know that we have a country that’s worth standing up for.”

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