Posted Monday, December 11, 2017 by RODNEY HOemail@example.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
Pres. Donald Trump, displeased by a New York Times story that said he would “hate watch” CNN’s Don Lemon at night to get worked up, Tweeted that Lemon is “dumbest man on television!”
This standard-issue insult provided Atlanta-based CNN with an opportunity to release its own snippy response: “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.”
Lemon, whose show airs at 10 p.m. on CNN, has not responded himself. He joined CNN in 2006 and was a long-time anchor in Atlanta before moving to New York in 2013 at the behest of president Jeff Zucker. Lemon’s prominence has only risen since he came to New York.
Trump also denied watching cable news for four to eight hours a day,as the Times reported in its story, and has continued his frequent tirade against the mainstream press.