CNN In Hot Water After Accusing Trump Of Bullying Don Lemon

CNN In Hot Water After Accusing Trump Of Bullying Don Lemon

“Another false story!” wrote Trump, sending the CNN lemmings into a tailspin.

Yesterday, Trump continued his long-running media siege to rip up Don Lemon of CNN, calling him Fake News and rehashing his line that Don is the “dumbest man on television.” Here’s what President Don said about Media Don:

CNN gave a statement quickly, pretending that they were truly shocked that Trump would be so mean to the kind people at CNN who have never been anything but fully supportive of the man:

“In a world where bullies torment kids on social media to devastating effect on a regular basis with insults and name calling, it is sad to see our president engaging in the very same behavior himself. Leaders should lead by example.”

A former CNN analyst, Jeff Greenfield, had his own response to the statement and about the “bullying” of 51 year-old Don Lemon:

“Unless Don Lemon is a LOT younger than he appears to be, this is a tone-deaf overreach. From what I’ve seen, Lemon–unlike bullied kids whose school officials ignore the issue–is more than capable of standing up for himself. This almost infantilizes him.”

Boo-hoo, CNN. We know you’re still sore that Trump won the election over Hillary and still sore over Trump personally calling Jim Acosta “fake news” at a press conference at the White House, but crying over the President “bullying” your anchor as if he’s a school child unwillingly under the spotlight is too far.

In the last few days, the big news on social media has been about a young boy named Keaton whose mother filmed him crying in the car describing his bullies. And CNN’s here, trying to say that multi-millionaire Don Lemon is in the exact same boat.

After the massacre in Sutherland Springs at a local Baptist church, Don Lemon’s response on CNN was only fit for an atheist. He argued in his monologue that “thoughts and prayers” weren’t very helpful in the wake of the deaths, because the victims were already praying when they were killed. He said it’s more important for “our leaders… to take action.” He skirted around it, saying that it’s not “anti-thoughts and prayers,” because he grew up in a religious home, but that “thoughts and prayers didn’t stop a troubled person from buying assault grade weapons that took the lives of 26 people in an instant.” Nowhere in his speech did he say he was still a believer, only that he “grew up” a Baptist. He finished his moralizing little piece by saying, “Remember this: Faith without works is dead,” which comes off as heretical no matter which Christian denominations you’re coming from. I didn’t realize that mindlessly agreeing with Don Lemon counted as a “good work.”

Margaret M.

Internet Specialist at Warfare Media.

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