CNN's Lemon Doubles Down: White Men Are 'Biggest Terror Threat' in the U.S.

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CNN host Don Lemon doubled down Wednesday on his controversial comment from earlier this week that the "biggest terror threat in this country are white men."

Lemon, who created a furor among the American right with the comment, claimed on air Wednesday that the "evidence is overwhelming" that the statement is true.

“Earlier this week, I made some comments about that in a conversation with Chris [Cuomo],” Lemon said. “I said that the biggest terror threat in this country comes from radicals on the far right, primarily white men. That angered some people. But let’s put emotion aside and look at the cold hard facts. The evidence is overwhelming."

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“So people who were angered about what I said are missing the entire point,” Lemon said. “We don’t need to worry about people who are thousands of miles away. The biggest threats are homegrown. The facts prove that.

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