It seemed unscripted, but it was not unspecific. CNN host Don Lemon said he was going to respond to President Trump’s speech at the rally in Phoenix from his heart. He called President Trump “unhinged” and questioned his sanity following the rally Tuesday night.
“Well, what do you say to that? I’m just going to speak from the heart here,” Lemon declared just after Trump finished speaking. “What we witnessed was a total eclipse of the facts,” he added. “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’s comments kept escalating, “He [Trump’s] unhinged. It’s embarrassing. 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 that he deems to be his enemy. Like an imaginary friend of a six-year-old.”
“His speech was without thought,” Lemon noted. “It was without reason. It was devoid of facts. It was devoid of wisdom. There was no gravitas. There was no sanity there. He was like a child blaming a sibling on something else..’he did it, I didn’t do it.’”
The CNN host kept aiming directly at Trump’s words, “He certainly opened up the race wound from Charlottesville,” he added. “A man clearly wounded by the rational people who are abandoning him in droves…meaning those business people and the people in Washington now who are questioning his fitness for office and whether he is stable.”
Lemon began summing up his read on where Trump is, “A man backed into a corner it seems by circumstances beyond his control and beyond his understanding,” he continued. “That’s the truth. If you watched that speech as an American, you had 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? The person who’s supposed to pull the country together?’ Certainly didn’t happen there.”
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