The President of the United States, Donald Trump has lashed out in a tweet in which called CNN’s anchor Don Lemon “the dumbest man on television.”
This was after Don Lemon ran a segment on Trump’s recent infrastructure meeting with the Democratic party, Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer. The president reportedly stormed out of the meeting.
During CNN his show, Lemon said:
“Even for this President, this was an embarrassing display. If he were capable of being embarrassed by his own behavior at all, this President who regularly resorts to bullying, name-calling – just took his ball, and he…walked out of the scheduled White House meeting with two top Democrats in Congress after he found out Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused him of a cover-up. This Administration is trying to hide documents…”
“The White House expects you to believe that disgraceful show in the Rose Garden – that it wasn’t a stunt. That it wasn’t planned and designed to, as usual, distract from the President’s failure – this time to put together a deal on infrastructure.”
In reaction, Trump tweeted that CNN’s ratings are down to viewers “getting tired of so many Fake Stories and Anti-Trump lies.” He said Cuomo’s “Cuomo Prime Time” show was “failing badly,” and called “CNN Tonight” host Lemon “the dumbest man on television.”
Wow! CNN Ratings are WAY DOWN, record lows. People are getting tired of so many Fake Stories and Anti-Trump lies. Chris Cuomo was rewarded for lowest morning ratings with a prime time spot – which is failing badly and not helping the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 24, 2019