Don Lemon Bashes the Unvaccinated: 'Start Shaming Them' or 'Leave Them Behind'


CNN’s Don Lemon suggested “we have to stop coddling people” when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine.

During his show on Wednesday night, Lemon blasted Americans who are choosing not to get vaccinated.

“I think we have to stop coddling people when it comes to … the vaccines, saying ‘Oh you can’t shame them. You can’t call them stupid.’ Yes, they are. The people who aided and abetted Trump are stupid because they believed his big lie,” Lemon said.

He added, “The people who are not getting vaccines who are believing the lies on the internet instead of science, it’s time to start shaming them or leave them behind.”

The CNN anchor argued they do not feel the same about the polio vaccine or the measles vaccine, explaining, “The only different thing about it is because of your politics today.”

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“People talk about, well I don’t know what’s in the shot. I don’t know what’s in that shot … Do you know what they get shots in nowadays? In their rear ends. They’re getting shots to make it bigger. They’re getting shots in their face. They don’t know what’s in Botox. They don’t know what’s in the stuff,” Lemon continued.

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Growing frustrated, Lemon called on the unvaccinated to “stop it with the ignorance,” continuing, “And we have to stop saying, you know, you have to listen to people. No, you don’t. These people are being harmful to the greater good.”

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He also said people “don’t have to listen to a minority of people who are being harmful to the greater good, and who are not acting on logic, reason and science.”

President Joe Biden similarly spoke out about his frustration with Americans who are refusing to get vaccinated, saying “our patience is wearing thin, and your refusal has cost all of us.”

During a Fox News interview, former President Donald Trump blamed Democrats for causing vaccine hesitancy among some Americans, as IJR reported.

“If you remember, when I was president, there were literally lines of people wanting to take it,” Trump said. “Now, you have a different situation, and it’s very bad.”

He claimed Democrats “disparaged the vaccine, and now they wonder why people aren’t wanting to take it? It’s a disgrace.”

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