Donald Trump was not happy with Don Lemon’s controversial question about the president’s supposed bigotry at Tuesday night’s debate.
“CNN’s Don Lemon, the dumbest man on television, insinuated last night while asking a debate ‘question’ that I was a racist, when in fact I am ‘the least racist person in the world,'” the president tweeted on Wednesday.
He continued, “Perhaps someone should explain to Don that he is supposed to be neutral, unbiased & fair, or is he too dumb (stupid) to understand that. No wonder CNN’s ratings (MSNBC’s also) have gone down the tubes — and will stay there until they bring credibility back to the newsroom. Don’t hold your breath!”
At Tuesday’s CNN Democrat debate, Lemon asked Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), “What do you say to those Trump voters who prioritize the economy over the president’s bigotry?”
Another question given to Beto O’Rourke also touched on the president’s supposed bigotry. Lemon asked O’Rourke about Trump’s reelection strategy being “based in part on racial division.”
Calling Lemon the “dumbest man on television” is nothing new for the president.
“Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!” the president tweeted in August of last year after Lemon interviewed James, another vocal critic of Trump.
In a tweet from 2017, the president said, “Another false story, this time in the Failing @nytimes, that I watch 4-8 hours of television a day — Wrong! Also, I seldom, if ever, watch CNN or MSNBC, both of which I consider Fake News. I never watch Don Lemon, who I once called the ‘dumbest man on television!’ Bad Reporting.”
And a tweet from May of this year read, “Wow! CNN Ratings are WAY DOWN, record lows. People are getting tired of so many Fake Stories and Anti-Trump lies. Chris Cuomo was rewarded for lowest morning ratings with a prime time spot – which is failing badly and not helping the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon!”
While leftists are already calling the president racist for attacking Lemon — apparently, he can never criticize people of color without being bigoted — others have also criticized Lemon for both his bizarre debate question and his past extreme rhetoric.
Check out some reactions below:
@donlemon is more racist in a day than you could ever be in your life.
— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) July 31, 2019
Tonight’s debate summary:
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) July 31, 2019
The debate was surprisingly going pretty good, quite fair and objective, until CNN's favorite propagandist began doing what he does best — push propaganda.
Don Lemon is TRASH. #DemDebate
— Giovanni Cavalcante (@giovannicavett) July 31, 2019
don is a lemon
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) July 31, 2019
The worst reaction so far from the left to Trump’s tweet has come from CNN’s Brian Stelter who is somehow claiming that the president’s Lemon tweet is making journalists “less safe.”
“The president’s hateful tweets make journalists less safe,” Stelter tweeted in response to the president.
The president's hateful tweets make journalists less safe. pic.twitter.com/bpTPlRJkE5
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 31, 2019
Right, Stelter. Journalists are less safe right now because President Trump pointed out something plenty of others had already complained about.
Stelter is just another agenda-driven leftist beating the war drum for CNN. If there is a threat against journalists, it’s from leftist groups like Antifa, a group that has literally put conservative journalists in the hospital.
These debates are being ruined by agenda-driven leftists like Lemon and that’s something the president clearly recognizes. Despite what Stelter and others may say, there’s nothing more to Trump’s new Lemon tweets than that.
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