President Trump and his allies are hitting back at CNN’s host Don Lemon for openly mocking President Trump and his voters on CNN.
The President said: “Don Lemon, the dumbest man on television (with terrible ratings!).”
His daughter, Ivanka Trump was equally annoyed: “You consistently make fun of half the country and then complain that it is divided. The arrogance, mocking accents and smug ridicule of this nation’s ‘Real Elites’ is disgusting.”
Fox News reported that the panel, which aired on Saturday during special live coverage of the impeachment trial, featured CNN anchor Don Lemon, New York Times columnist and CNN contributor Wajahat Ali, and ex-GOP strategist Rick Wilson discussing the heated exchange Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had with an NPR reporter, in which he allegedly challenged the journalist to point out Ukraine on a blank map.
Wilson used the topic to mock President Trump as well as his supporters.
“[Pompeo] also knows deep within his heart that Donald Trump couldn’t find Ukraine on a map if you had the letter U and a picture of an actual physical crane next to it,” Wilson began, causing Lemon to chuckle.
“He knows that this is, you know, an administration defined by ignorance of the world. And so that’s partly him playing to the base and playing to their audience. You know, the credulous boomer rube demo that backs Donald Trump,” he added.
As Lemon began crying with tears of laughter, Wilson went on to depict what he thought a typical Trump supporter sounded like.
“‘Donald Trump’s the smart one — any y’all elitists are dumb!’” Wilson said with a heavy southern accent.
“‘You elitists with your geography and your maps- and your spelling!’” Ali chimed in during the mockery.
“‘Your math and your reading!’” Wilson added. “‘All those lines on the map!’”
CNN’s anchor almost lost his breath from laughing, wiping the tears from his eyes with a tissue.
“That was good,” Lemon reacted. “That was a good one. I needed that.”