Charleston resident to CNN; White people are terrorist! Obama is an Uncle Tom!

Maybe the reporter should have included this resident in the conversation. She showed herself rude but this would have been a great time to talk and diffuse her anger.  That would have allowed that opportunity to corral her emotions into a civil discussion.  if it gets out of hand, simply cut to another anchor.

As you will see in the video below, the woman walked behind the two anchors and started shouting many things, one of them directed to CNN Host Don Lemon “are you angry, Don?” Lemon and Berman seemed to keep their cool, though they gave the woman a look once or twice.

Here is a quick transcript:

CNN Reporter: What do you think?

Unnamed Citizen: “Terrorists! The president’s a puppet!” she added in her commentary. “Stop the lies.”

CNN Reporter: What do you think?

Unnamed Citizen: “Stop the lies. He’s an Uncle Tom too. President Obama’s an Uncle Tom too,” the woman said without skipping a beat. “Black folks, get off your knees and start praying.”

CNN Reporter: What do you think?

The duo went promptly to a commercial break and the woman was nowhere in sight when Berman came back on soon afterwards.

I actually think it was a wasted opportunity. Perhaps going off the cuff is something this reporter is not comfortable with. CNN Don Lemon even called her ignorant.

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Wayne Dupree

Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of He was named to the 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF between 1987-1995. He saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield and is the father of three. He is the host of the Wayne Dupree Show.

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