Perpetually angry CNN host Don Lemon, along with other blowhards at the network like their resident tough guy Chris Cuomo, has made it his life's mission to dunk on the state of Florida every chance he gets.
More specifically, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has been on the radars of CNN's dunce-tastic duo ever since the pandemic started, with Cuomo repeatedly bringing on discredited (and fired) former Florida Dept. of Health IT staffer Rebekah Jones and other supposed “experts” to attempt to discredit DeSantis on his handling of the outbreak, while Lemon periodically launches into self-righteous diatribes about how DeSantis is willingly “killing” people (including children, Lemon always emphasizes) by opposing coronavirus vaccine mandates and mask mandates in the workplace and in schools.
Because, you see, in CNN's world, it's better to rather self-servingly prop up failed “leaders” like disgraced former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), who managed the pandemic poorly in his state, rather than giving credit where due to the ones who took different, more successful approaches like DeSantis did.
But apparently Don Lemon doesn't hate Florida too awful much, because he was recently spotted at Palm Beach Island, relaxing poolside and maskless next to who I presume to be his significant other. As they stand up to leave the pool area, a maskless Lemon then proceeds to walk by other hotel guests in close proximity which – if we're to listen to him – is a deliberate attempt to kill people. Watch:
Wasn't Don Lemon berating people about not wearing masks and telling his audience how dangerous Florida was 🤔 Why is he there? pic.twitter.com/bSFxzDZGh2
— McKayla J (@McKaylaRoseJ) November 1, 2021
The DC Examiner obtained this statement from CNN regarding Lemon's visit:
“Don was in Florida for less than 24 hours (does not equate to a vacation),” a CNN spokesperson said in a statement sent to the Washington Examiner. “He is fully vaccinated and has received his booster shot. Don's activities were outside and were not in violation of CDC mask requirements.”
In response to the reports of Lemon visiting the state he so clearly hates and partaking in the enjoyment and luxuries of what some of the state's more lavish tourist destinations had to offer, DeSantis spokeswoman Christina Pushaw welcomed him to Florida – complete with a subtle dig:
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 (@ChristinaPushaw) November 1, 2021
Lemon, who a year ago proudly boasted on live TV about cutting his alleged Trump-supporting friends out of his life “because sometimes you've just got to let them go. I think they have to hit rock bottom like an addict, right?,” has not yet responded directly to the story of him traveling to the dangerous state of Florida apparently for a quick break from the action at Zuckerville HQ.
But it doesn't really matter because the video speaks for itself.
Is anything he did in the video controversial? Outside of not wearing a mask as he walked closely by other guests – because, again, to the Don Lemons of the world if you are within six ft of someone indoors or outdoors and you are not wearing a mask you are the equivalent of an attempted murderer – no. But he was in the evil state of Florida, which no doubt gave DeSantis a helluva laugh considering all the bashing CNN, Lemon and Cuomo especially, have given the state and him over the last 18 months or so.
Even the haters can't resist Florida with its warmer climate, its delectable orange groves, and its miles of beautiful beaches – especially at this time of year.
That said, the woman heard talking in the video had me chuckling a bit. She used Tucker Carlson's pronunciation of the name “Lemon” (Leh-MAHN, as Carlson has said it) which let me know she was filming that video for a reason, and not because she was a big fan of CNN's. Well done, ma'am. Well done.