Lemon slams MSNBC for Romney joke

CNN host Don LemonDon Carlton LemonTucker Carlson defends former colleague Megyn Kelly amid Trudeau blackface controversy Newsom: Nixon and Reagan 'rolling in their graves right now' over what GOP has become Sanders, Yang to miss CNN's town hall on LGBTQ issues MORE on Monday slammed his MSNBC competitors during a heated debate about the network poking fun at Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyBipartisan group of senators urges FDA to pull most e-cigarettes immediately Trump judicial picks face rare GOP opposition Overnight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Pelosi unveils signature plan to lower drug prices | Trump says it's 'great to see' plan | Progressives pushing for changes 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 NavarroMeghan McCain, Ana Navarro get heated over whistleblower debate El Paso orphan's family explains Trump photo with baby Ana Navarro lashes out at Rubio for calling outrage over Trump's 'go back' tweet 'self righteous' MORE agreed with Lemon and said, by now, civil rights activist Jesse Jackson would already be protesting.