CNN has reached the point where they now determine what their guests believe — on air!
CNN’s Don Lemon was getting his anti-Trump rage on while talking about Republican candidate Greg Gianforte body-slamming a reporter Wednesday, claiming the assault was entirely the fault of President Donald Trump.
…not that Lemon was alone in making such a reach.
Panelist Paris Dennard was asked for his thoughts on the incident and as he cites the movie “Election,” and begins talking about how the candidate in the film said and did some crazy things, Lemon interrupted him.
“You don’t think it’s because of a guy who’s in office now has said very horrible things about reporters — and has said that reporters are the enemy of the American people?” the CNN host asked.
Not that he was interested in an answer, as Lemon continued to rant as his guest tried to respond.
“That has nothing to do with anything — that people feel that they can get away with it?” Lemon said. “Because I don’t believe that you actually believe that. There’s no way you believe what you’re saying if you don’t think that is true.”
But he was not to be deterred in pinning the attack on the reporter on Trump, coming right out and acknowledging as much when Dennard implied that Lemon was trying “to make a connection or a correlation.”
“I’m not trying. I’m telling you I am,” Lemon interjected. “I’m not trying. I’m just saying, I can’t believe that you believe the words that are coming out of your mouth.”
Dennard, who worked in the White House under President George W. Bush, tried to say most rational people don’t blame Trump, but Lemon continued to talk over him
“I know that you don’t believe that,” Lemon said. “You’re obviously on television just saying that because you feel that you have to defend everything about this particular person in office.”
This pushed Dennard over the edge.
“What does Donald Trump have anything to do with what this candidate did?” he shouted. “Let’s hold the candidate responsible!”
Citing previous remarks Trump has made about the media, Lemon said: “If you think that that doesn’t have anything to do with it, then you are sadly, sadly mistaken, my friend.”
“Call me sadly mistaken, but you’re wrong,” Dennard countered.
Lemon then did what is becoming commonplace for him, insulting others as he cuts the segment off: “I just did. Thank you.”
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