Don Lemon has increasingly lost patience with President Donald Trump over the course of his time in the White House, once again using his platform to ask what we’re all thinking. During Sunday’s broadcast, the CNN host pondered aloud why the former business mogul seemingly has an obsession with the former president, Barack Obama.
Lemon, 54, turned to the CNN cameras as a news ticker below him highlighted that over 67,000 Americans have died of complications arising from the novel coronavirus. During the broadcast, Lemon also gave praise to former president George W. Bush and his recent call for national unity amid the still-present COVID-19 crisis, to which Trump saw fit to attack despite their political party affiliation.
However, Lemond seized back the moment and turned to the nation to ask why does Trump try to get folks off his failing trail by throwing other people under the bus.
“What is it about President Obama that really gets under your skin? Is it because he’s smarter than you? Better educated,” Lemon opened with.
He continued with, Made it on his own—didn’t need Daddy’s help? Wife is more accomplished? Better looking? I don’t know, what is it, what is it about him? That he’s a black man that’s accomplished being president? That he punked you on the whole birth certificate thing? What is it about him? Just wondering.”
This isn’t the first time Lemon has voiced his frustrations regarding Trump’s incessant need to insult anyone who dares to go against him and probably won’t be his last at this rate.
Don Lemon’s name is trending on Twitter at the moment and we’ve got the reactions to the clip below.
Salute to journalist Timothy Burke for capturing the moment and sharing it with the masses.
Don Lemon with zero fucks left.pic.twitter.com/kbC0zghhzB— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) May 4, 2020
WOW! Don Lemon just completely called Trump out for his obsession with @BarackObama. Trump does not want anyone to see this video. Let’s make sure everyone does! #PresidentBarackObama pic.twitter.com/z4gz7juEc6— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) May 4, 2020
I could watch this 1,000 times. Good for Don Lemon. Everything he said about President Barack Obama was true and Trump can’t stand it. pic.twitter.com/kbZtLD1R7E— ✨ Ed🤦🏽♂️ ✨ (@edcitoo) May 4, 2020
Chile Don Lemon just dragged trump by his little blonde wig lol. Whew chile this is about to piss the orange cheeto off 🙌🏾🙌🏾🤭🤭🤭🤭 pic.twitter.com/d7zh6cpE8G— Shanaybridges513 (@Shanaybridges51) May 4, 2020
Don Lemon is one of the best CNN has, and one of the very best in night time news. https://t.co/5XGaCLSUxg— Kate J Chase (@Kate_Chase) May 4, 2020
If you didn't watch Don Lemon on CNN tonight, YOU SHOULD HAVE. This is what I want to hear from a reporter, THE TRUTH. Don Lemon ripped Trump a new asshole tonight with "enough of this crap". Keep it up!— Ranger 68 (@68ranger1) May 4, 2020
Don Lemon simply wanted to know the reasons behind Trump Fatal Attraction level obsession with Obama. That’s a fair question.— Meredith Lee (@meralee727) May 4, 2020