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CNN’s Don Lemon was raked over the coals for his “disrespectful” attempt to get at President Donald Trump.
The CNN “anchor” appeared to live up to Trump’s description of him as “the dumbest man on television” when he ripped the president’s handling of the coronavirus crisis and took a moment to ask why former President Barack Obama gets under his skin.
This is @CNN’s Don Lemon. Watch this and try to tell me he’s objective. He’s not. He’s also incredibly disrespectful to our First Lady in the clip.
This is CNN. The fakest name in news. pic.twitter.com/5UlTEDRsfn
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) May 4, 2020
Lemon complained about Trump attacking his critics and tweeting over the weekend instead of dealing with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic during his show on Sunday. He took issue with the president retweeting an account that claimed Obama was “the one running the Russian hoax.”
He slammed the retweet as “a new low from a president who goes low all the time,” a “disturbed fantasy,” and “a shameless attempt to distract from your own administration’s mishandling of a crisis that’s cost over 67,000 American lives.”
Lemon then looked into the camera as if he were speaking to Trump directly.
“What is it about President Obama that really gets under your skin?” he asked, apparently under the delusion that the president actually watches his show – or CNN for that matter.
“Is it because he’s smarter than you? Better educated? Made it on his own? Didn’t need daddy’s help? Wife is more accomplished? Better looking?” he continued.
“I don’t know, what is it? What is it about him? That he’s a black man that’s accomplished being president? That he punked you on the whole birth certificate thing?” Lemon added. “What is it about him? Just wondering,”
Lemon has blasted media outlets choosing to carry Trump’s White House coronavirus press briefings live, suggesting viewers should not “listen to what he says.” In addition to his regular outbursts against the president, Lemon came under fire earlier this year for a segment mocking Trump supporters.
CNN slammed after Lemon’s cackling panel imitate, mock Trump voters as ‘dumb, illiterate rubes’ https://t.co/FCfK1AZGsG
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) January 28, 2020
The CNN host’s latest episode of Trump Derangement Syndrome was immediately slammed on Twitter where Lemon quickly became a trending topic.
“Do people actually watch Don Lemon? This isn’t journalism,” Turning Point USA’s Benny Johnson tweeted.
Don Lemon asked why Trump is “so obsessed with Obama” on his show, where he’s ranted about Trump… every night… for the past 4 years…
— JT Lewis (@thejtlewis) May 4, 2020
Many Twitter users blasted Lemon for insulting first lady Melania Trump.
“Also- Don Lemon here says maybe Trump hates Obama because Michelle is more accomplished than Melania. I can’t even imagine the outcry if the same had been said about Laura Bush. Cries of racism galore! I guess it’s cool to hate on immigrants when they’re named Trump,” commentator Allie Beth Stuckey tweeted.
Don Lemon bitterly attacking Melania Trump today
Why do they always go after our families?
— Jack Po-So-Bik (@JackPosobiec) May 4, 2020
“Don Lemon is a small pathetic little man,” ACT for America Founder Brigitte Gabriel tweeted. “How dare he disrespect our BEAUTIFUL First Lady while taking cheap shots at President Trump.”
Everything he said was absurd but the stuff @DonLemon said about Melania actually made me laugh out loud because it was so incredibly stupid that it sounded like a comedy skit. Take a bow CNN, you’re the fakest name in news.
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) May 4, 2020
And while liberals predictably cheered him on, other Twitter users nailed him.
Don Lemon showed us that he is nothing more than a leftist hack job with zero respect for what it means to report news. If this doesn’t prove to you that @CNN is a propoganda machine I don’t know what will. @donlemon you don’t deserve to be a news reporter.
— Ken Adams (@socio_diary) May 4, 2020
Imagine losing your cool like this as a journalist and getting praised for doing so. Don Lemon is an unprofessional partisan hack. If he had any credibility at all he would have resigned when he insinuated that Christians deserve to die for breaking the distancing rules.#KAG pic.twitter.com/XFAfFvYjDl
— DB55 (@DB55x) May 4, 2020
i feel bad for #FakeNewsCNN and Don Lemon is complete moron who’s lost his touch with world.
— 📲 nihad (@Raider51o) May 4, 2020
Don Lemon isn’t a journalist.
CNN isn’t a “news” channel.
Nobody in mainstream media is telling the truth.
It’s no wonder millions of Americans are so terrified they’re willingly trading freedom for perceived safety.
— JD Rucker (@JDRucker) May 4, 2020
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