Lemon slams MSNBC for Romney joke

CNN host Don LemonDon Carlton LemonRubio criticizes reporters, Democrat for racism accusations against McCain Houston police chief slams Trump's planned ICE raids: 'All that does is create havoc' The Hill's 12:30 Report: Pelosi looks to tamp down Dem infighting MORE on Monday slammed his MSNBC competitors during a heated debate about the network poking fun at Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyDemocrats should rise above and unify against Trump's tweets Trump steps up attacks on 'Squad' after post-rally furor Media cried wolf: Calling every Republican a racist lost its bite MORE's black grandson.

Lemon took aim at MSNBC after Melissa Harris-Perry's panel, while showing a Romney family photo with the black grandson, joked that "one of these things is not like the other," and that the photo represented the diversity of the Republican Party.

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"It's a bunch of people on the left who all agree with each other, and there's no diversity of opinion," Lemon said of MSNBC. "And they're saying mean, smug things about people who may disagree with them."

Lemon suggested there would be more outrage if a white Fox News panel made similar jokes about the black grandson.

Analyst Marc Lamont Hill said that was a false equivalent, but Republican Ana NavarroAna Violeta NavarroAna Navarro lashes out at Rubio for calling outrage over Trump's 'go back' tweet 'self righteous' Is Biden the Democratic front-runner by default? Ana Navarro: Biden's lack of energy is giving me 'Jeb Bush acid reflux' MORE agreed with Lemon and said, by now, civil rights activist Jesse Jackson would already be protesting.