CNN’s Don Lemon did an interview on Showtime’s The Circus where he accused President Trump of only going after him because he’s back. Lemon started by joking that on Fox News “Hillary Clinton is president.”
“When you have an administration and a President that’s factually challenged, you have to get your facts straight and you have to be on your game and so, you know, he says fake news. But what has been fake?” asked Lemon. What about saying that Fox News believes that Hillary Clinton is President?
“So Donald Trump attacks the media, and more specifically CNN. But he very rarely attacks specific reporters, except for you and a couple others. Why you?” asked host McKinnon. “Hmm,” responded Lemon. “He said some very unkind things about you, Don,” said McKinnon. “Why do you think? Why do you think?” asked Lemon.
“Well, I mean, he generally punches at something that’s bothering him or that he feels like it’s threatening him or —” said McKinnon. This is when Lemon interrupted and made everything about race.
“My feeling is about this President have been known. I’ve said it on the air. You know, I think he has — he is racist. I think his actions show it. I think the facts show it. Does he attack me for that reason? I don’t know. That could be a part of the equation. But I think he does it because he watches every night. He will say he doesn’t. He likes hearing about himself from a number of different people in real time and that’s what my show is,” responded Lemon.