On CNN Tonight, host Don Lemon lit into President Trump after his speech in Phoenix, calling him a laundry list of names and even questioned the president's sanity.
Lemon never hides his bias, but this one takes the cake. It’s as if CNN suddenly thinks its opinion is actual news. He was so emotionally rattled after the speech that he went off script “to speak from the heart.” Lemon was very topical in his critique, even mentioning the one celestial event this week that brought many divided Americans together for roughly two minutes.
“What we have witnessed was a total eclipse of the facts,” said Lemon. “Someone who came out on stage and lied directly to the American people and left things out that he said in an attempt to rewrite history, especially when it comes to Charlottesville.”
Lemon saw a very childish Trump during the speech:
“He’s unhinged, it’s embarrassing, and I don’t mean for us, the media, because he went after us, but for the country. This is who we elected president of the United States, a man who is so petty that he has to go after people who he deems to be his enemy like an imaginary friend of a 6-year-old.
“His speech was without thought; it was without reason; it was devoid of facts; it was devoid of wisdom. There was no gravitas; there was no sanity. He was like a child blaming a sibling on something else. ‘He did it, I didn’t do it.’”
Lemon said Trump “certainly opened up the race wound from Charlottesville” and claimed the president is “clearly wounded by the rational people who are abandoning him in droves.” He clarified that to be “business people and the people in Washington.” They are the ones “questioning his fitness for office,” Lemon theorized, “and whether he is stable.”
“That’s the truth," Lemon added, with no sense of irony.
“If you watch that speech as an American, you have to be thinking, ‘What in the world is going on? This is the person we elected as president of the United States? This petty, this small person who’s supposed to pull the country together?” Lemon concluded. “Certainly didn’t happen there.”
Providentially, The Rolling Stones song “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” played while Lemon whined.