CNN’s Don Lemon recently received a series of racist death threats targeting him on Twitter, according to TMZ.
TMZ on Wednesday reported that the remarks came from a self-proclaimed white nationalist who supports President Trump.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Lemon on Wednesday contacted the New York City Police Department (NYPD) after allegedly receiving multiple frightening messages.
Lemon’s report to the NYPD was made for aggravated harassment, but TMZ’s sources said it will likely be considered a hate crime.
TMZ’s sources added that the investigation into the messages remains ongoing, noting that no arrests have occurred.
“F--- you n----- can’t wait to stab your neck,” one message to Lemon reportedly said.
“U r a pile of rotting Dogs---, racist, communist, socialist, Liberal moron a------, i will find you u U will pay,” another added. “ill see u real soon.”
TMZ reported that the user’s Twitter profile described him as a “white nationalist conservative” who is “pro gun” and “anti Islam.”
“[I’m] anti terrorist, anti leftist yes I HATE democrats, blm, antifa, socialists,” the profile also stated. “Heavily armed racist. WLM.”
The Twitter user’s profile also makes clear he strongly supports Trump, according to TMZ, a man Lemon has vocally criticized this year.
Lemon on Monday, for example, became emotional during that evening’s broadcast of “CNN Tonight” while criticizing Trump’s treatment of a fallen soldier’s widow.
“Your tweet this morning essentially called [Myeshia Johnson] a liar,” he said, addressing Trump.
“Mr. Trump, please stop it,” Lemon added. “Please, stop. Think of what [Army] Sgt. [La David] Johnson would want.”
La David Johnson was one of four U.S. military personnel killed during an ambush in Niger on Oct. 4.
Myeshia Johnson and Trump have since offered differing accounts of his condolence call to her, prompting national debate over his treatment of military families.