Don Lemon taunts Trump in tirade, compares Obama’s wife to Melania in cheap insult

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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.

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.”

(Image: Twitter screenshot)

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.

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.

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 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.”

And while liberals predictably cheered him on, other Twitter users nailed him.


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