Don Lemon used his CNN platform on Sunday night (May 3) to make a powerful statement about Donald Trump’s nasty pettiness over his predecessor President Barack Obama.
After Trump retweeted yet another conspiracy theory about Obama, which read, “Evidence has surfaced that indicates Barack Obama was the one running the Russian hoax,” Lemon described his actions as “a new low from a president who goes low all the time.” Trump also slammed former President George W. Bush, who offered a message urging unity among Americans, for not standing by him during the impeachment trial.
In a now-viral clip, Lemon stared down the camera and addressed Trump directly.
“What is it about President Obama that really gets under your skin? Is it because he’s smarter than you? Better educated? Made it on his own—didn’t need Daddy’s help? Wife is more accomplished? Better looking? I don’t know, what is it, what is it about him? That he’s a Black man that’s accomplished being president? That he punked you on the whole birth certificate thing? What is it about him? Just wondering.”
Damn, Don. pic.twitter.com/7WJXuV8tn4— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) May 4, 2020
Black Twitter applauded Lemon for his spicy commentary. See what they had to say below.
Don Lemon just straight up sonned Donald Trump. Sautéed him. Damn.pic.twitter.com/tQGSBp2Qqc— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) May 4, 2020
I could watch this 1,000 times. Good for Don Lemon. Everything he said about President Barack Obama was true and Trump can’t stand it. pic.twitter.com/kbZtLD1R7E— ✨ Ed🤦🏽♂️ ✨ (@edjustdid) May 4, 2020
The BEST thing about this Don Lemon roasting of trump is how calmly he smacks the shit out of him with #PresidentBarackObama, over and over, with blistering TRUTH.— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) May 4, 2020
Watch this NOW.😊 https://t.co/Cxdn9jK7my
Don Lemon just gave a master’s class in the shadiest truth to power read I have ever seen ⚰️⚰️ Trump now has 24 to respond. pic.twitter.com/c4k0mEUQIT— BlackEducated&Boujee (@educatedbupetty) May 4, 2020
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