“I mean, could you be any more condescending to this man?”

Lemon asked Cortes how it’s “disparaging” to focus on Kanye West’s mental health when he himself has talked about it, but Cortes spun it back towards Lemon’s criticisms of the meeting.

“You said earlier today this was a minstrel show,” Cortes said. “I mean, could you be any more condescending to this man?”

“I’m just telling the truth. I’m not being condescending to him, I’m telling the truth,” Lemon responded. “And if you ask African Americans around the country, they will tell you the exact same thing. That’s what it looked like today, sadly. And I’m saying this… not out of animus for Kanye West but because I feel sorry for him. And I think he needs to take care of himself.”