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CNN’s @DonLemon tells royal commentator Hilary Fordwich the royal family should pay reparations — immediately regrets it

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😂😂😂 biggest owned in media history.
Watch Don Lemon get SQUEEZED OUT in realtime
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.@HilaryFordwich is absolutely correct. White folks bought slaves, but black folks sold slaves. Any reparations should start with Africa. And should @BarackObama & @KamalaHarris get a check or invoice?
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Oops ..he wasn’t expecting THAT answer …good for her..besides who decides who gets any money and how much .. if my dads 3nd cousin half sister is 1/4 black .,how much do I get ??
Have fun with that new morning show!
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His face at the end. Priceless!
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Lemon nods as if it doesn't shatter everything he's pushed for the past 6 years
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Hahahahahaha facts are so hard for @donlemon . It would be an interesting discussion indeed.
And NOW you know why Don Lemon was demoted. He's just not a very smart man. Way to go @donlemon
Why do ppl keep lying saying the British ended slavery first out of the whole world. No, it was Haiti. This is basic history you cannot take away from us.
Lmfao. Amerimutt blown out by the eternal anglo.
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"its an interesting discussion" translates to "Thanks for the history lesson, I thought Trump sold the first slave" #Cnn is a joke.
There's a reason Don Lemon has been demoted to mornings on CNN. Hilary Fordwich didn't miss a beat. She pointed directly to where the slavery started by saying who started it. She put Don Lemon in his place. Reparations ... don't go there unless you're prepared for the truth!
Best video you’ll see all year.
Don't tell me @cnn has moved Right or become smarter when they still elevated this guy to lead their morning show.

This lady dropped the hammer on him.
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The look on Don Lemons face,priceless!
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Amazing how no one mentions the West Africa Squadron normally despite its pivotal role in ending the trans-Atlantic slave trade and how Freetown in Sierra-Leone got its name - Nice to see Willbeforce mentioned again, there are monuments to him in the U.K.
And just like that, she'll never appear on CNN again LOL
Lesson 5,000 on why racial capitalism can't be reformed, instead of taking responsibility for the system of slavery they set up, they blame the victims & set themselves up as the heroes in ending a European-controlled system of slavery.
White supremacy is a hell of a drug!
Stopped in his tracks 😂…. It’s about time reality was discussed openly with bigots.
Coming to a morning show near you!
The receivers of stolen property are as guilty as the thief. Both were essential to the theft. Both the African kings and the and western triangular slave traders were both guilty. She said Britain was 1s to abolish it. That was only after 300 plus yrs of existence!
- Africa was not "the beginning of the supply chain" The first enslaved Blacks transported across the Atlantic, did not come from Africa, but from Spain. These Blacks were born in Europe were culturally Spaniards & Black Moors.
".. trying to stop slavery, why? because African kings were rounding up their own people, no one was running into Africa to get slaves .." blah blah.


Next thing this woman will tell you how Britain should be commended for stopping Colonialism. Very deceitful people.
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she took the wind out of @donlemon's sails didn't she
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She’s wrong that the British were the first to abolish slavery, that was Haiti. I’m not sure how the reparations argument works in other countries but it seems to really only has legs in the US given the US’s history of giving out reparations to demographics it’s wronged.
If you want to see what Don Lemon looks like after being slapped in the face on live TV, watch this clip.
🤡😂 SO EPIC 😂🤡
Of course there’s no logical connection between the Royal Family and any atrocities allegedly committed by the UK government. When they say like this they show what they are really after: punishing white people for being white.
Historian of abolition, northern states were the first to abolish slavery, the US abolished the African slave trade at the same time as Britain. Royal Navy sailors do not need reparations. West African nations did not sell their own people. Don’t know where to begin @donlemon
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I really wish people would stop begging for reparations. Use that energy to finish school, find a better job, or start a business.
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ITT: white people so happy that a white woman said you dont have to pay for slavery because everybody did it Also, white people who forgot about colonization
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"Rounding up their own people ..." Racist nonsense. They weren't their own people. They were prisoners of war, people from other tribes, debtors, etc. The idea of "race" and the idea that everyone of one race somehow is the same wasn't a thing until Europeans developed it.
Don Lemon doesn't know about the illegal slave trade. Even after Wilberforce, British agents were illegally trafficking Afrikans into slavery.

Meanwhile, Afrika never produced an economy based upon slavery. Even the Dahomey Kingdom didnt have a slave mode of production.
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England abolished slavery cuz they were no longer profiting from it not cuz it was the moral thing to do. That and they also found in it increasingly difficult to exercise control over their colonies what with all the rebellions.
I’ve never seen Don so speechless.
Regardless of what you think about this exchange on CNN, it's undeniable that the abolitionists of London sparked a seismic shift in human society.

For the first time in history, legal slavery came to a definitive and sustained end across the globe.
This is the best thing you will see all day. 🤣 🙌🏼 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
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CNN will never earn the respect of viewers if they continue to employ people like Don Lemon. Perhaps one day someone there will get it.
Lol. Don doesn’t know his history. She does.
You might see a lot of very racist people being very happy about this very racist answer she gives because racists are always searching for anything to make them feel guiltless about being disgusting fucking racists.
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Love it, doh doh bird got schooled 😂 pic.twitter.com/w9Kvk0wHR5
I think @PDeniseLong's analogy works here...

If someone is trafficking/selling kids, do the people who bought them get a free pass?

Or should both parties be held accountable?
Hilary Fordwichs svar gjorde Don Lemon svarslös.
Don Lemon gets crushed- and can't even respond!
Don Lemon is either too dumb to respond to her argument or he ran out of time?
Never heard of Hillary Fordwich before, but can we see more of her? This is stone cold truth.
We’ll done! She certainly shut him up. Maybe the shouty Shola could learn something from this. British only just (2014) finished repaying loans to buy slaves freedom.
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He was not expecting that. And what’s wrong with his morale these days?
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Lemon got squeezed. 🍋🍋🍋🍋
Racists are frothing at the mouth over this. While this woman says go back to the beginning, it doesn’t negate the fact that countries lined up to buy and enslave humans. The world should have rejected this immortality, but it didn’t. Racists are narrow minded fvcking idiots.
Hahaha!! MUST SEE!!!👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Don Lemonhead gets OWNED!
I don't think that went the way he thought it was going to go. 🤭🤭🤭
Superb reply! Well done shut him down in a minute
This is rewriting history. The supply chain started from Europe. Glass beads manufactured cheaply there and used as currency in Africa gave them an overwhelming economic advantage. Slaves were bought for those worthless glass beads and shipped for sale in America and elsewhere.
This is why the Woke try to REVISE teachings of history (and why the TRULY EDUCATED) will have none of it.

Bravo, Hilary Fordwich. Excellent recount of TRUE history, and how to dish it back.
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This is not the own you think it is. What this lady saying is disingenuous, self-aggrandizing and deceptive at best. England CREATED the triangular slave trade and only got out of it once they made enough money to invest in banks and insurance companies. You don’t know enough lol
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They also seem to forget the white slaves, not just the naval forces that went to rescue slaves after we abolished, but the 1.25 million white slaves the Barbary pirates took and the huge number of trade ships and crews they took too
A very interesting take on "reparations."
I wonder if @JacksonLeeTX18 or @RepAlGreen were watching their petulant buddy @donlemon ?
This crap right here is the essence of #MAGAISM:
Bold lies, distortions, brashness, arrogance and most of all straight up ignorance of history. Of truth. Of human suffering. Of America's beginnings and wealth built upon the slave trade. This is disgusting. Just like MAGA.
Don Lemon has no response. Hilary schooled him
Immediately afterward, it occurred to @DonLemon that he might want to spend a little time studying history before opining about history again. But he had a nice rest on the couch, and the thought quickly passed.
She roasted his @$$!
During the U.S. Civil War you'll recall those in the Republican states fought & died to end slavery in the Democrat states

In that regard, anyone who can trace their ancestry to fighting for, or supporting the Republican states should be excluded from any reparation discussions
She shut him up, that's for sure.
En toe is die "Lemon" in twee..😂
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Not a single American has the right to demand other countries to pay reparations to their former colonies unless they demand the same from their government. And maybe sort out Puerto Rico first.
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A snappy white-person-in-denial answer, doesn't mean he's wrong, just that he is polite on air!
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