CNN's Don Lemon delivered a cringe-worthy address to his audience on Thursday night, attempting to fear-monger the new COVID Delta variant and blamed red states the rising number of cases. As though doing some kind of spoken word performance, Lemon said over and over again "are you listening, are you listening, are you listening?"
"CNN has confirmed an internal CDC document with a chilling warning infections from the Delta variant appear to be more severe and spread as easily as chicken pox," Lemon said.
"Are you listening people? Are you listening? Are you listening?" Lemon asked.
"The Washington Post is reporting the variant is so contagious that it acts almost like a different novel virus, spreading more quickly than Ebola or the common cold. Are you listening? Are you listening? Are you listening?" Lemon asked, again.
"The document argues officials must quote, 'acknowledge the war has changed. We've got a lot more to come on this and what it means for Americans as a Delta variant spreads and hotspots all across."
The CNN host went on to blame individuals in red states for the rise in coronavirus cases, said "some people have a very misguided and unhealthy idea of what freedom really means."
"I got to tell you, I'm from Louisiana—all of my family members are in Louisiana. They're in Baton Rouge and it is crazy there. The virus is just running rampant there. I'm so worried about them. I'm so worried about it because they get so much misinformation and it's quite honestly, it's mostly red states."
"That's the truth. This is not, I'm not being partisan. This is the truth," Lemon said, as he placed the blame on red states for the alleged rise of COVID cases.