British commentator makes a fool of CNN’s Don Lemon after suggesting the royal family should pay for reparations

Recently-departed CNN presenter Don Lemon was brought to school by British royal commentator Hilary Fordwich after he suggested the enormous wealth King Charles III had stolen. After the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II had inherited the act of issuing reparations for descendants of victims of African slaves.

After the Queen’s funeral on Monday, Lemon Fordwich proposed redistributing the royal family’s wealth to ease inflation or pay reparations for slavery.

“All this wealth — and you hear about England facing a rising cost of living, a livelihood crisis and cuts in the austerity budget and whatnot, and then you have those demanding reparations for colonialism,” Lemon said. “Some of these people want to be paid back. Members of the public ask, “why are we suffering when you have all this tremendous wealth?” Those are legitimate concerns.”

Fordwich responded that if people wanted reparations they would have to look back “to the beginning of the supply chain” for slavery. “That was in Africa,” she said.

She then gave Lemon a history lesson on how the British Empire was the first nation in the world to abolish slavery the efforts of William Wilberforcea devout Christian and Member of Parliament.

“In Britain they abolished slavery. Two thousand marines died at sea trying to stop slavery,” continued Fordwich. “Why? Because the African kings rounded up their own people, they made them wait in cages on the beaches. No one ran to Africa to get them. And I think you’re absolutely right. If reparations have to be paid, we have to go right back to the beginning of this supply chain and say, who rounded up their own people and hung them in cages? Absolutely. That’s where they should start.

She added that the descendants of families who lost loved ones fighting slave traders on the high seas “should also receive something” if reparations are to be made from Africa.

Lemon was speechless. “It’s an interesting discussion, Hilary. Thank you, I appreciate it,” he said.

Days ago, CNN Worldwide Chairman and CEO Chris Licht announced that Lemon would be taking a break from prime time and moving to a new morning show with co-hosts Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins. The show is set to debut later this year.

lemon responded to the announcement On his show last Thursday, he told viewers, “I wasn’t demoted.” British commentator makes a fool of CNN’s Don Lemon after suggesting the royal family should pay for reparations

Laura Coffey

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