President Donald Trump called out a CNN clip of Don Lemon laughing while guests on his show made jokes about those who support the president.
The clip shows Lemon and two guests weighing in on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and NPR host Mary Louise Kelly’s Ukraine discussion. The anchor called Pompeo’s suggestion that Kelly could find the country on a map a “petty attempt to put her down.”
Author Rick Wilson concurred: “He also knows, deep in 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,” he said. “He knows that this is an administration defined by ignorance of the world. So that’s partly him playing to their base and playing to their audience: the credulous boomer rube demo.”
Wilson and fellow guest Wajahat Ali, a New York Times and CNN contributor, traded quips in Southern accents, pretending to be Trump supporters slamming “you elitists with your geography and your maps and your spelling,” Ali joked.
“Your math and your readin’,” Wilson added. Lemon laughed and wiped tears from his eyes.
“Sorry, hold on, wait,” the host interjected through chuckles. “Give me a second, hold on. That was good, sorry. That was a good one. I needed that.”