President Trump escalated his war of words with CNN and other “fake news” outlets on social media Monday, blasting the cable network for “another false story” and slamming anchor Don Lemon as the “dumbest man on television.”
The President called-out CNN this week over a “false” report in the New York Times that claims Trump spends roughly four to eight hours per day watching television; saying he “seldom” watches CNN or MSNBC which he considers “fake news.”
“People close to him estimate that Mr. Trump spends at least four hours a day, and sometimes as much as twice that, in front of a television, sometimes with the volume muted, marinating in the no-holds-barred wars of cable news and eager to fire back,” writes the Times.
“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,” he tweeted.
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.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 11, 2017
BREAKDOWN: CNN’s Don Lemon Suffers ON-AIR MELTDOWN Over Trump Soldier Story
CNN’s Don Lemon weeps on live television after reading his personal letter to President Trump.
WATCH: CNN's Don Lemon has TOTAL MELTDOWN After Trump Rally
CNN’s Don Lemon had an on-air meltdown following President Trump’s campaign-style rally in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday night, shamelessly calling the President “unhinged,” “without reason,” “embarrassing” and questioning the President’s fitness for office.
Lemon lashed-out at the Commander-in-Chief within seconds of the closing lines of the President’s speech, asking the audience, “What do you say to that?”
“I’m just going to speak from the heart here,” said Lemon. “What we have witnessed was a total eclipse of the facts. Someone who came out on stage and lied directly to the American people.”
“He’s unhinged, it’s embarrassing,” he added.
“This is who we elected President of the United States? A man who is so petty that he has to go after people who he deems to be his enemy like an imaginary friend of a six-year old. His speech was without thought, it was without reason, it was devoid of facts, it was devoid of wisdom, there was no gravitas, there was no sanity there, he was like a child blaming a sibling on something else,” said the CNN host.
“He certainly opened up the race wound from Charlottesville. A man clearly wounded by the rational people who are abandoning him in droves; meaning those business people and the people in Washington now who are questioning his fitness for office, and whether he is stable,” said Lemon.
“A man backed into a corner it seems by circumstances beyond his control and beyond his understanding. That’s the truth,” he added.
Watch Lemon’s meltdown above.