CNN's Don Lemon Tries To Ridicule Trump With 'D-Day History Lesson,' Fails
News anchor bungles an attempt to criticize President
CNN news anchor Don Lemon attempted to criticize President Donald Trump with a D-Day “history lesson," which didn't work out too well.
Lemon was responding to Trump’s comments about the Kurds, along with claims they were not the United States' allies during World War II.
Following Trump's decision to pull American troops from Kurd controlled areas in Syria, he faced backlash from all sides for “abandoning” our allies in the region.
Lemon started by playing a video of Trump defending the decision from the White House.
“The Kurds are fighting for their land just so you understand. They’re fighting for their land. And as somebody wrote in a very, very powerful article today, they didn’t help us in the Second World War," Trump said.
"They didn’t help us with Normandy as an example. They mentioned names of different battles,” the president continued.
“Okay. Just so you know, a little history lesson here," the news anchor said.
“The Kurds didn’t help us fight World War II, didn’t help us with Normandy. For starters, they didn’t live in Europe. You know where they do live? They live in Syria, among other places in the Middle East.”
But lemon failed to mention the fact that the D-Day invasion involved 156,000 Allied troops, many of whom did not live in Europe.
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Those who landed in France on D-Day included 73,000 Americans, 22,000 Canadians, and 3,000 Australians - a total of 98,000.
On Wednesday, Trump reaffirmed his stance on ending U.S. military engagement in the Middle East, saying that invasion was the 'worst decision ever made.'
Trump wrote on Twitter:
“GOING INTO THE MIDDLE EAST IS THE WORST DECISION EVER MADE IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY!”
Trump argued the United States was drawn into the invasion of Iraq by George W. Bush under a “disproven premise” of the threat of weapons of mass destruction.
"Now we are slowly & carefully bringing our great soldiers & military home,” he wrote.
“Our focus is on the BIG PICTURE! THE USA IS GREATER THAN EVER BEFORE!”But Trump's efforts to remove troops from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria to bring them home has been faced with opposition."