After appealing to President Trump to stop attacking the widow of a slain Army soldier, CNN anchor Don Lemon says he received a series of frightening, racist death threats from a self-proclaimed white nationalist, according to a report by TMZ on Wednesday.
According to law enforcement sources, Lemon contacted the NYPD Wednesday after allegedly receiving multiple messages on Twitter. They read, “F*** you n***** can’t wait to stab your neck,” and, “U r a pile of rotting Dogshit, racist, communist, socialist, Liberal moron asshole, i will find u U will pay. ill see u real soon…”
The user’s profile info revealed a “white nationalist conservative . pro gun anti islam anti terrorist anti leftist yes i HATE demorats,blm,antifa ,socialists. heavily armed racist.WLM.”
Lemon is a vocal Trump-basher who urged the president to “just take” the criticism as Republican presidents in the past have — in regards to the controversy with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson.
The investigation into the threats is still ongoing and no arrests have been made. The messages have since been removed from Twitter.
The threats came after Lemon delivered an emotional plea to the president on the air, asking him to “please stop.”
“Think of what Sgt. Johnson would want,” he said. “You are putting his widow in the terrible position of having to fight for her dignity when she should be concentrating on taking care of herself, her health, her two children, and the one on the way. Mr. Trump, please stop it. Please stop.”
Lemon advised Trump: “If Myeshia Johnson is mad at you, take it, just as President Bush and others did. Take it. It’s part of what you signed up for when you decided to descend that escalator and throw your hat in the ring for president. You’re commander in chief, the president of the United States of America, the greatest country on Earth. Act like it.”