Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Racist Trump Supporter Charged for Sending Threats to CNN’s Don Lemon

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*A new a day brings another new report about how Donald Trump’s divisive rhetoric continues to inspire dangerous people to lash out and act every which way of foolish.

Weeks after Trump supporter Cesar Sayoc was jailed for sending bombs to prominent Democratic figures, another rabid Trumpette has been arrested for racist threats against CNN’s Don Lemon.

According to CBS News, Benjamin Matthews, 39, of Arkansas began sending Lemon threats days before the mid-term elections. The affidavit states that he made three calls to CNN on Oct. 31, and six calls within 23 minutes on both Nov. 1 and 2.

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Don Lemon on CNN's "Don Lemon Tonight" (May 29, 2018)
Don Lemon on CNN’s “Don Lemon Tonight” (May 29, 2018)

Rollingout.com reports that on the first day, Matthews allegedly told an operator at CNN that he wanted to “kick the s— out of” Lemon. The next day, the unhinged white male threatened to lynch Lemon by asking an operator to connect him to Lemon’s “dead body hanging from a tree.”

In another call, Matthews asked to be directed to “pipe bombs for” Lemon. He also called and talked about “bloody pictures” of Lemon “cut up in small pieces, like the movie Saw.”

And he didn’t stop there…

Matthews reportedly made calls to Rep. Maxine Waters, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the Washington Speakers Bureau, Planned Parenthood, and Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti, the report states.

According to an affidavit filed in Baxter County Circuit Court, Benjamin Matthews faces five felony counts of terroristic threatening, nine misdemeanor counts of harassing communications, and four misdemeanor counts of second-degree terroristic threatening.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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