CNN’s Don Lemon defended the group Antifa for “fighting” racists and fascists, noting it’s right in their name. Lemon addressed the group’s history of violence, saying “no organization is perfect.”
“It says it right in the name: Antifa. Anti-fascism, which is what they were there (in Charlottesville) fighting,” Lemon said on the Tuesday broadcast of his CNN show.
“Listen, no organization’s perfect. There was some violence. No one condones violence, but there were different reasons for Antifa and for these neo-Nazis to be there. One, racists, fascists, the other group, fighting racist fascists. There is a distinction there,” he said.