President Donald Trump took to Truth Social this week and flashed his trademark humor in a celebratory post heralding CNN host Don Lemon’s departure from primetime television.
“A small step for television, a giant step for mankind,” Trump quipped. “Don Lemon, often called ‘the dumbest man on television’ having made even Lebron James look smart during their interview two years ago, has been FIRED from his prime time evening spot on CNN – extremely low ratings – and will be thrown into their ‘Death Valley’ morning show.”
Lemon, who hosted the CNN show “Don Lemon Tonight,” addressed his departure from primetime television in September, claiming that he was “presented with an opportunity that I can’t pass up at this network.”
However, Trump had a different view on the story. “I assume this means a BIG salary cut prior to his Complete & Total future firing from Ratings Challenged (to put it mildly!) CNN,” the president continued. “Good luck Don, you’ll need it! MAGA!”
Funnily enough, Trump’s comments come just after Lemon was creamed for inflammatory comments about slave reparations during an on-air broadcast from London where the former primetime host was covering the funeral proceedings for the late Queen Elizabeth II.
Royal commentator Hillary Fordwich hit back at Lemon’s remarks without missing a beat, suggesting that instead of suggesting that the Royal Family pay slave reparations, it would be more prudent to go to the root of the problem.
“You always need to go back to the beginning of a supply chain. Where was the beginning of the supply chain? That was in Africa,” she stated. She also pointed out that the British empire was the “first nation in the world” to abolish slavery.
Per Fox News, Lemon has been widely known as a critic of President Trump and has made wild accusations against the MAGA movement, associating them with the Ku Klux Klan and Nazism.
Now, Lemon joins demoted CNN host Brian Stelter, whom Trump mocked in an August statement: “Trivia question: who’s got less charisma, Brian Stelter or Liz Cheney[?]”