CNN's Don Lemon Explodes on Trump: Obama is 'Better Looking' and 'Smarter'
Host faces backlash for disrespectful attacks on president and first lady
Anti Trump CNN host Don Lemon unleashed yet another setting tirade against President Donald Trump, claiming he is obsessed with former President Barack Obama.
Lemon listed a number of ways in which he claimed Trump's predecessor is superior.
"What is it about President Obama that really gets under your skin?" Lemon began to ask.
"Is it because he's smarter than you? Better educated? Made it on his own? Didn't need daddy's help?"
Lemon also attacked First Lady Melania Trump saying, or seeming to say, that Michelle Obama was better looking than the former model.
"Wife is more accomplished? Better looking?" he asked.
Don Lemon decided to blast First Lady Melania’s looks and accomplishments on CNN pic.twitter.com/bVh55qkQnX— Jack Po-So-Bik (@JackPosobiec) May 4, 2020
Lemon's latest attack seemed to be prompted by Trump's tweet that mocked former President George W. Bush after he released a video montage calling for unity throughout the country.
George W. Bush’s advocacy group recently attacked Trump over his America-first immigration policy, demanding the United States imports more migrants.
Lemon said Trump's tweet about Bush “a new low from a president who goes low all the time."
This is @CNN’s Don Lemon. Watch this and try to tell me he’s objective. He’s not. He’s also incredibly disrespectful to our First Lady in the clip.— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) May 4, 2020
This is CNN. The fakest name in news. pic.twitter.com/5UlTEDRsfn
"I don't know, what is it?" Lemon said.
"What is it about him? That's he's a black man that's accomplished, became president?
"That he punked you on the whole birth certificate thing? What is it about him? Just wondering."
Trump also shared a tweet by political commentator David J Harris Jr accusing Obama of "running" the Russia investigation.
In March, Lemon called on CNN to discontinue airing President Donald Trump's daily coronavirus briefings because they've become his "new rallies."
During his nightly standoff with Chris Cuomo, Lemon said:
"I have said I don't think that you should really listen to what he says, you should listen to what the experts say."
"I'm not actually sure, if you want to be honest, that we should carry that live," Lemon said.
Lemon regularly attacks Trump during CNN segments, cementing the news outlet's reputation for its biased approach to reporting.