President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued his weeks-long attacks on the African American community by attacking CNN host Don Lemon’s intelligence, calling him the “dumbest man on television” after the “stupid” TV host discussed the president’s racist comments during a Tuesday night Democratic debate.
“President Trump is pursuing a reelection strategy based in part, on racial division,” Lemon began his line of questioning, directed first at former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke. “How do you convince primary voters that you’d be the best nominee to take on President Trump and heal the racial divide in America?”
“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 tweeted.
“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!” he added.
….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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2019
Trump has repeatedly called into question prominent black public figures’ intelligence when he lashes out at them. Trump has frequently attacked Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) as a “low IQ” and taken jabs at NBA star Lebron James’ intelligence.
In August, Trump tweeted: “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!”
That attack came days after he declared at a campaign rally that Rep. Waters had a “very low I.Q.”
Trump has referred to African nations as “shitholes” and has been accused of frequently using the N-word.
The president insisted on Tuesday that he is “the least racist person anywhere in the world.”