CNN’s Don Lemon unleashed a brutal takedown of President Trump on Sunday night after Trump once again attacked former President Barack Obama with a false smear.
“What is it about President Obama that really gets under your skin?” Lemon asked the president.
“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? I don’t know, what is it?” he asked.
“What is it about him?” Lemon continued. “That he’s a black man who’s accomplished – became president? That he punked you on the whole birth certificate thing? What is it about him? Just wondering.”
Don Lemon with zero fucks left.pic.twitter.com/kbC0zghhzB
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) May 4, 2020
Lemon’s takedown came in response to Trump’s decision Sunday to retweet a blog post falsely claiming Obama was “running the Russian Hoax.”
Trump retweeted a blog post by author David J Harris Jr titled “New Document Releases Seem to Point to Obama Running the Scam Investigation,” as well as the caption: “Evidence has surfaced that indicates Barack Obama was the one running the Russian hoax.”
Lemon called out Trump for “retweeting an utterly absurd claim from a conspiracy theorists,” adding that “this one is really a new low from a president who goes low all the time.”
“It is obviously completely untrue. It’s a disturbed fantasy,” Lemon added.
“At a time that we need leadership, that we need compassion, this is the crap that you are peddling? Conspiracy theories? Like I said, it is shameful,” he said.