See Roger Federer share tears and laughter with CNN anchor Don Lemon
Roger Federer shared a touching moment with CNN anchorDon Lemon on Saturday after the tennis legend and a supporter of President Donald Trump made an impassioned plea for unity in the United States.
Don Lemon hosted a CNN special called “Dealing with Trump: My Viewer-First, Not Trump-First.”
On Friday, after a pro-Trump rally held outside CNN’s New York headquarters, Lemon was interviewed by the tennis star Roger Federer about the divide in the United States between President Trump and the rest of the country in the wake of the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
“So, you came here from a place where many would love to believe that you believe, deep down inside, that we all need to be united,” Lemon told the tennis champ. “But you know for yourself and many others, on the other side of the coin, they can’t, and it’s very difficult to find that place, that place in yourself. They need to be able to find that place where you can say, ‘I see you, and you are very much like me.’”
“Now, I know that you are a Trump supporter, that you are very much like me. So why do you feel as though you have to be so self-absorbed?” Lemon asked.
“Because I know that we have been through a lot. And one of the things that I’m very proud of is that we have come through all of that,” Federer responded.
“You’re an American, you live in America, you’re not in America,” Lemon continued. “Do you have to live in America?”
“I don’t feel as though I have to live in America,” Federer replied. “I don’t feel as though I have to live in America. I am an American. I am an American citizen, and I feel we can come together as individuals and as a country, and there is a lot of that that will happen.”