President Donald J. Trump went into attack mode against CNN’s alleged “reporter” Don Lemon after Lemon took the liberty of editorializing while moderating last night’s Democratic Party primary 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,’” Trump said. “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!”
During the first night of the second Democratic Party primary debates, Lemon said matter-of-factly that Trump is a racist.
“What do you say to those Trump voters who prioritize the economy over the president’s bigotry?” Lemon asked Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), a middling candidate.
To her credit, Klobuchar handled the question gracefully – at least at first – making her look more moderate than the CNN host, which is a feat in itself.
“There are people that voted for Donald Trump before that aren’t racist; they just wanted a better shake in the economy. And so I would appeal to them,” she said.
Her grace was short-lived, though, as she then lambasted Trump for calling out Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and the poor, dirty part of his Congressional district in Baltimore as an example of bigotry, which it was not.
Of course, the idea that Trump is a bigot is Lemon’s opinion, but he stated it as a fact, which drew the ire of conservatives around the web while they watched the debate. Lemon is known his nightly attacks on CNN, the ever-dwindling cable news channel which somehow landed a gig moderating the debates.
The president often tees off on Lemon and CNN, which is part of the leftist cable news horde that covers him 92% negatively, according to the Media Research Center.
“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!” he said whacking Lemon in August of 2018.
At the time, James had called Trump a “bum” during the interview with Lemon, again causing Trump to go into attack mode. Naturally, Lemon did not challenge James on his assertion.