Don Lemon: ‘Biggest terror threat in this country is white men’ (Video)

CNN anchor Don Lemon said it was important to stop demonizing individual groups over terrorism concerns, before immediately saying the real threat was from “white men.”

“We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them,” said Lemon during an appearance on “Cuomo Primetime” Tuesday evening. “There is no travel ban on them … they had the Muslim ban. There is no ‘white guy ban.’ So what do we do about that?”

“I keep trying to point out to people not to demonize any one group or any one ethnicity, but we keep thinking that the biggest terror threat is something else,” he reiterated, urging people to ignore the news of the migrant caravan slowly moving through Mexico toward the United States.

Lemon did not cite any specifics or data and went unchallenged by Cuomo. A rep for CNN did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap.

It’s the second time this month that Lemon has delved into divisive racial rhetoric. On Oct. 9, a panel on his CNN program ripped into Kanye West for his support of Donald Trump.

“He’s an attention whore, like the president. He’s all of a sudden now the model spokesperson. He’s the token negro of the Trump administration,” said CNN contributor Tara Setmeyer as Lemon laughed along.

“Kanye West is what happens when negroes don’t read,” former Congressman Bakari Sellers added. “And we have this now and now Donald Trump is going to use it and pervert and he’s going to have someone who can stand with him and take pictures.”

Lemon — to the extent that he did comment on the remarks on-air — limited himself to noting how uncomfortable the only white panelist, CNN contributor Scott Jennings, seemed to appear.

CNN also did not respond to multiple requests for comment at the time about the “token negro” incident and the moment did not make it into Brian Stelter’s CNN media newsletter.

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09: Don Lemon (L) and John Berman attend the CNN The Seventies Launch Party at Marquee on June 9, 2015 in New York City. 25520_224.JPG (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - MAY 13: (L-R) Wolf Blitzer, Don Lemon and Anderson Cooper attends the Turner Upfront 2015 at Madison Square Garden on May 13, 2015 in New York City. 25201_002_DK_0765.JPG (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - MAY 13: Don Lemon attends the Turner Upfront 2015 at Madison Square Garden on May 13, 2015 in New York City. 25201_002_DK_0872.JPG (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner)
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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 08: Don Lemon attends 'The 35 Most Powerful People In Media' celebrated by The Hollywoood Reporter at Four Seasons Restaurant on April 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 25: Journalist Don Lemon attends the 101st Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 25, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Don Lemon, host, CNN attends the 2014 ADCOLOR Awards After Party Sponsored By BET Networks And Beats Music at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on September 20, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for ADCOLOR Awards)
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