Don Lemon just removed all doubt about his feelings toward President Trump and in the process showed us all who he really is.
A hack, a bum, a graceless network anchor getting by on his one trick – denigrating President Trump for ratings.
Look, we get it you hate him so why cover Trump as if you are the New York gossip rags? You don’t have to comment in your breathless manner on every darn thing the guy does.
CNN has devolved into the TMZ with their coverage of Trump and there is a solution – cover the important stuff like the huge China negotiations going on and stop the phony outrage over who shook whose hand at what state funeral.
From The Washington Times: CNN anchor Chris Cuomo blasted his prime-time colleague Don Lemon as “petty and small” Wednesday night after Mr. Lemon declared that he wouldn’t have shaken President Trump’s hand at late President George H.W. Bush’s funeral.
The heated exchange began after Mr. Lemon praised the Obamas as “really classy folks” for shaking the president’s hand at Wednesday’s funeral despite his past criticism of Mr. Obama.
“I want to say that I don’t think I would shake hands with him,” Mr. Lemon admitted. “I would just — nope, couldn’t do it. I’m not that big a person. I would hope that I would be, but I don’t — I can’t fake the funk, as they say.”
Mr. Lemon, whom Mr. Trump once labeled “the dumbest man on television,” went on to claim that the Obamas didn’t have any scandals or “trash” while in the White House, and that they “showed the ultimate respect for the office” but were under no obligation to show respect for the new president.
Mr. Cuomo countered, saying the Obamas weren’t “faking the funk” but “showing respect for something bigger than them.”
“What are you talking about, Chris?” Mr. Lemon fired back. “They do not have to show respect for someone who does not respect them.”
From The Hill: After Cuomo said on Wednesday evening that it would have been rude for the Obamas to dismiss a sitting president in that situation, Lemon defended his thought process.
“I’m not petty and small. That’s real, brother. That’s real,” the 52-year-old “CNN Tonight” anchor said. “This is not about ideology. This is about the way someone conducts themselves. If you constantly called me names, and you were rude to me, and you — why should I have to show you respect at all?”
Lemon also argued he wouldn’t have invited Trump to the 41st president’s funeral if he were in the Bush family.
“An office is not a human being. I don’t think it’s respect for the human being if you talk smack about them, if you say the nastiest things about them, if you treat them as subhuman, and then you want to show up at their funeral. Really? Hell to the no,” Lemon said.
Lemon has been criticized by Trump directly before and since taking office, including several occasions when the president has called him “the dumbest man on television.”
“Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon,” Trump wrote on Twitter in August.
“He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!” he added, referring to Michael Jordan.
Without the phony Russia Witch Hunt, and with all that we have accomplished in the last almost two years (Tax & Regulation Cuts, Judge’s, Military, Vets, etc.) my approval rating would be at 75% rather than the 50% just reported by Rasmussen. It’s called Presidential Harassment!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2018