Anti-Trump conservative Rick Wilson threatened to “gut” another guest “like a fish” on “CNN Tonight With Don Lemon” Thursday.
Wilson bumped heads with talk show host John Fredericks, saying, “You know, hearing John’s defense of Trump and of this overtly racist aspect of it, it shocks me that we still have people in this country, you know, don’t bother calling yourself a conservative if you don’t believe that there’s a way where people who come and embrace the proposition of this country can become Americans. Because we’ve worked very hard in this country to accept people from around the world and of varying backgrounds, and you know what, John? I’m sure your ancestors here weren’t descended from the Mayflower in some cloud of heavenly light. I’m sure they came here from Ireland or Germany or Italy or somewhere else. And you know what? Back then, they were the shithole people. Back then, they were the people who were looked down upon.” (RELATED: Bernie Sanders On Trump Comments: ‘We Will Not Tolerate That Type Of Moral Inadequacy’ [VIDEO])
Wilson then implored Fredericks to get a “pointy white hat” in a reference to the Ku Klux Klan.
Wilson added, “If this is a country that’s based on the proposition that we have an American system, an American dream, an American framework that allows people to come here and work hard, and raise their families, and engage in society, and contribute to society. Then your idea that these people should be bounded out of here, because they happen to come from the ‘shithole countries’ is absurdly un-American, absurdly unconstitutional, and not conservative in any way whatsoever. And if you believe that, go on Amazon, order yourself a pointy white hat, head down to Home Depot and get the wood to build a burning cross, cause that’s the kind of thing you’re talking about. That’s where your attitude leads to.” (RELATED: CBC Chair: Trump Comments ‘Further Proof’ His Agenda Is ‘Make America White Again’)
Fredericks responded, “Well, it’s about economics, Rick, and you can throw all the insults you want, I appreciate it, but look, at the end of the day…”
Wilson shot back, “No, you don’t appreciate it John, you are a weak, impotent person who can’t handle the fact that there are people who don’t look like you, who want to come to this country because our system is awesome. You hate that, you hate it so much, because you’re so just weak inside!”
Fredericks replied, “That’s your substantive argument to me, Rick Wilson, who backed every losing candidate…”
Wilson said, “John, I will gut you like a fish on this show, if you want to keep this up. You don’t have a substantive argument, your argument is based entirely on the fact that these people are brown!”
“All right, guys,” host Don Lemon said, breaking up the back and forth.