What Was the Don Lemon and Vivek Ramaswamy Argument All About?

what was the don lemon and vivek ramaswamy argument all about?

YouTube/ @https://www.youtube.com/@matthewchapman44

Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy is making headlines again after conflicting takes on Juneteenth. On the latter date, Vivek posted a video to his Twitter celebrating the day and saying that what makes America beautiful is the “vision” of what this place could be and that’s what we celebrate on this day. However, at a campaign event in Iowa, he called the holiday “useless,” flip-flopping on his stance from before.

With Vivek’s name being back in the press, the heated debate between former CNN anchor Don Lemon and Vivek talking about Black people and the Civil war is back in the news. What was their argument about? Don’t worry we break it all down for you below.

What Was the Don Lemon and Vivek Ramaswamy Argument?

what was the don lemon and vivek ramaswamy argument all about?

Getty Images

Back in April 2023, Vivek Ramaswamy appeared on CNN in the Morning and had an argument with one of the co-hosts Don Lemon. The conversation started with Vivek saying that the policies that are there for Black Americans have been “disastrous” and that the economic policies of Joe Biden are actually holding Black Americans back, relating this to the “put you back in chains” comment, and the Black Codes of the Civil War.

Don Lemon then joins the conversation saying that he doesn’t see what one has to do with the other, saying that the Civil War, “Was not fought for black people to have guns.” This is referring to a comment that Vivek had made at the NRA convention. Vivek jumps in stating that that war was fought for Black people to have freedom. Don chimes in that it wasn’t fought for black people to have guns. Vivek adds that Black people didn’t enjoy their other freedoms until their Second Amendment rights were secured and this is where things start to go off the rails.

Don states that Black people still aren’t able to “enjoy” those other freedoms with which Vivek disagrees. Don says that “When you are in Black skin and you live in this county then you can disagree with me.” Vivek says that “We have to be able to talk about these issues and be open regardless of the color or our skin…” and says that comparatively to 1865 and 1964 Black Americans are equal. This comment really upset Don, who said that it was “infuriating” Vivek’s “Telling of history is wrong” and that his spin that the Civil War was fought so Black people could have guns is “insulting.”

Vivek claims that Black people only started to get their freedoms after their Second Amendment rights were secured and that the NRA played a big part in that. Don quickly rebutted saying that that was not true otherwise the Civil Rights Movement wouldn’t have happened.

There was no real end to the conversation. Don clearly was upset with Vivek’s take on history and wrapped up the interview.

It is important to note that only a couple of days after this interview, Don Lemon was fired from CNN. While it has not been reported that it was because of this interview, this came after questionable comments about Nikki Haley as well.

News Related


Top Best Pharmacy Shops in Los Angeles

1. Mickey Fine Pharmacy and Snack Shop, 2. Jeff Goodman Special Care Pharmacy, 3. Uptown Drugs and Gift Shop, 4. Brent-Air Pharmacy, 5. Vons Pharmacy. A pharmacy is a type ... Read more »

Top Facts About The Battle of Stones River

1. The Battle of Stones River was part of a grand Union offensive. The Battle of Stones River, also known as the Second Battle of Murfreesboro, was fought in Middle ... Read more »

Top Coolest New York City Hotels To Stay

1. The Plaza, 2. Refinery Hotel, 3. Bryant Park Hotel, 4. Dream Downtown, 5. Yotel New York, 6. Mandarin Oriental New York, 7. Crosby Street Hotel, 8. The Standard, 9. ... Read more »

Top Best Robot Vacuum Cleaner Brands

1. Dyson, 2. Miele, 3. Roborock, 4. iRobot, 5. Eufy, 6. Bissell, 7. Shark, 8. Dreametech, 9. Neato, 10. Ecovacs. Robot vacuum cleaners have revolutionized the way you keep your ... Read more »

Top Largest Manufacturing Companies in Israel

1. Bazan Group, 2. Elbit Systems, 3. Elco, 4. Israel Aerospace Industries, 5. Rafael, 6. Delta Galil Industries, 7. Tnuva, 8. Strauss Water, 9. Strauss Group, 10. Tower Semiconductor. Israel ... Read more »

Top Best Restaurants in Saint Kitts & Nevis

1. Bananas Restaurant, 2. Kitchen, 3. Gin Trap Bar & Restaurant, 4. Spice Mill Restaurant, 5. Reggae Beach Bar, 6. Sprat Net Bar & Grill, 7. Serendipity, 8. El Fredo’s. ... Read more »

Top Best Knee Replacement Hospitals in India

1. Narayana Health, 2. Apollo Hospital, 3. Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical, 4. Manipal Hospital, 5. Max Super Speciality Hospital, 6. Artemis Hospital, 7. Asian Institute of Medical Sciences, ... Read more »

Top Best Universities In Senegal

1. University of Dakar, 2. Gaston Berger University, 3. MIT University Dakar, 4. École Supérieure de Commerce de Dakar, 5. Senegal’s Université de Thiès, 6. Graduate School of Business of ... Read more »

Top Best Lakes To Visit in Hawai

1. Lake Waiau, 2. Halulu Lake, 3. Violet Lake, 4. Kahaluʻu Fishpond. The lakes are the ideal summer destination for those who want a place to relax and cool off ... Read more »

Top Best Restaurants in Cameroon

1. Iya, 2. Calafatas, 3. Foyer du Marin, 4. La Fourchette, 5. Pres Cafe, 6. La Paillote, 7. Hot Spot, 8. Saga Africa Restaurant, 9. La Saveur, 10. Le Sintra. ... Read more »

Top Best Websites To Learn Drawing

1. Pinterest, 2. Creative Bloq, 3. Proko, 4. Empty Easel, 5. Arty Factory, 6. JaeJohns, 7. Ctrl+Paint, 8. Drawspace, 9. Drawing Now, 10. Drawing Coach. It’s possible to be gifted ... Read more »

Top Best Luxury Hotels near Beverly Hills

1. L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, 2. Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 3. The Maybourne Beverly Hills, 4. Kimpton La Peer Hotel, 5. Beverly Wilshire, 6. The Beverly Hills ... Read more »

Top Best Noir Films of All Time

1. The Maltese Falcon, 2. Sunset Boulevard, 3. Gilda, 4. The Big Sleep, 5. The Lady from Shanghai. From the dark alleys of crime-ridden cities to the smoky rooms filled ... Read more »

Top Best Books On Genetics

1. The Epigenetics Revolution, 2. Genetics For Dummies, 3. Concepts of Genetics, 4. Genetic Analysis, 5. BRS Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Genetics, 6. A Guide to Genetic Counseling, 7. Human ... Read more »

Top Most Beautiful Historical Sites in Iceland

1. Þingvellir National Park, 2. Stykkishólmur, 3. Hallgrimskirkja, 4. Oddi, 5. Lögberg, 6. Goðafoss waterfall, 7. Gásir, 8. Árbær Open Air Museum, 9. Víðimýrarkirkja Church, 10. The Commonwealth farm, 11. ... Read more »

A fire at a nightclub in Spain's southeastern city of Murcia kills 13

A fire at a nightclub in Spain's southeastern city of Murcia kills 13 At least 13 people have been killed when a fire broke out in a nightclub in the ... Read more »

Massive home in Montgomery County destroyed by early-morning fire

According to fire officials, nobody was in the 6,800-square-foot home while it was burning. Read more »

Man killed in Noble Square shooting, Chicago police say

Chicago police say a 44-year-old man was shot and killed in the Noble Square neighborhood Sunday morning. According to authorities, the man was standing outside when a person walked up ... Read more »

Italy and Libya resume commercial flights after 10-year hiatus, officials say

Italy and Libya resume commercial flights after 10-year hiatus, officials say Libyan authorities say commercial flights with Italy have resumed for the first time in a decade ByThe Associated Press ... Read more »

Who is Jenean Chapman, the Duchess of York's former assistant murdered in Texas?

Jenean Chapman spent several years in the early 2000s working as the Duchess of York's personal assistant. Her body was found in a Dallas apartment and police expect to charge her partner with murder. Read more »

I didn't want to move to a remote Texas city because I was scared of crime. I was wrong, and now we're happier than ever.

Ashley Hindson in front of her home. Alcynna Lloyd/Insider Ashley Hindson and her husband moved to Midland, Texas, in 2021 in search of new jobs. A year and a half ... Read more »

College football best Week 5 games, schedule: What you should watch Saturday

The first month of the 2023 college football season comes to a close on Saturday with three matchups between teams in the AP top 25 rankings on the same field, ... Read more »

Scientists Discover That Africa’s Namib Desert Has A Human Population After Believing It Disappeared 50 Years Ago

Scientists Discover That Africa’s Namib Desert Has A Human Population After Believing It Disappeared 50 Years Ago | Comic Relief via Getty Images Scientists have found a population of people ... Read more »

Conservatives call for GOP candidates to drop out after 2nd debate: 'Time to thin the herd'

Conservative pundits reacted to Wednesday night’s GOP presidential debate by calling for the field to narrow while also concluding, along with a poll following the debate, that Gov. Ron DeSantis ... Read more »

Scientists finally finished mapping Earth's 8th continent Zealandia, helping them solve the lost continent's mysterious history

Scientists now have a complete map of Zealandia. Nick Mortimer/GNS Science Zealandia broke apart from the supercontinent Gondwana millions of years ago then sank. It’s hard to study an underwater ... Read more »

Judge dismisses discrimination lawsuit against Texas A&M, says professor who filed suit never applied for job

Judge dismisses discrimination lawsuit against Texas A&M, says professor who filed suit never applied for job A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that accused Texas A&M University of racial ... Read more »

AOC and Elon Musk trade barbs over migrant crisis as he visits to US-Mexico border

Elon Musk and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are embroiled in an escalating spat about the US border after the X owner called the congresswoman “not that smart”. Mr Musk, 52, and the ... Read more »

6 Plants other than Cannabis that are High in Cannabinoids

6 Plants other than Cannabis that are High in Cannabinoids When we think of cannabinoids, the first thing that comes to mind is marijuana. However, cannabinoids can also be found ... Read more »

Here's how much you should tip at restaurants, salons, hotels — for food delivery, and more

Many Americans feel confused or frustrated about how much to tip these days. We asked etiquette experts for their advice. Anastasiya Aleksandrenko/Shutterstock A growing number of businesses are requesting tips ... Read more »

The forgotten flashy Mets shortstop a decade before Rey Ordonez

The New York Mets have had some slick fielding shortstops over the years. And when one thinks of Mets shortstops, they almost always first think of the sentimental favorite, Buddy ... Read more »
Kênh kiến thức kỹ năng, phát triển bản thân, hướng nghiệp, blog nhân sự