CNN’s Don Lemon decided to try a little social justice claptrap on a British commentator last week only to end up looking like a fool.
Last Monday, Lemon interviewed global business consultant Hilary Fordwich about the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. And during the interview, Lemon brought up “reparations for colonialism” because of course he did.
He asked Fordwich to address “those who are asking” about reparations and how much money Fordwich thinks the royal family should cough up to pay for “colonialism.”
Unfortunately for Lemon, Hilary Fordwich isn’t as dumb as his usual guests. She turned the tables on him so quickly that all Lemon could do was sit there looking foolish.
Fordwich pointed out that if people want to discuss reparations, they “need to go back to the beginning of the supply chain.” She noted that the starting point of the slave trade was Africa.From there it spread throughout the world.
Fordwich reminded Lemon that Great Britain was the first nation in the world to abolish slavery, adding that two thousand British “naval men died on the high seas trying to stop slavery” because “African kings were rounding up their own people” and selling them into slavery.
With aplomb, Fordwich told Don Lemon he was “totally right” about reparations. They do need to be paid, but by the people in Africa who were “rounding up their own people.”
“That’s where they should start,” Fordwich told the dumbfounded dummy.
She capped it off by suggesting that reparations should also be paid to the descendants of those who died on the “high seas trying to stop slavery.”
Watch the glorious clip:https://twitter.com/tomselliott/status/1572145367512190978