The Hill report CNN anchor Don Lemon on Tuesday night addressed a segment from the weekend that drew criticism from President Trump in which the host laughed after a guest mocked supporters of the president.
Don Lemon wearing a suit and tie: CNN’s Don Lemon explains handling of segment after Trump criticism
Lemon said that while he found the “joke” from the guest to be funny at the time, he “didn’t catch everything that was said.”
“I was laughing at the joke and not at any group of people,” he concluded.
"I was laughing at the joke and not at any group of people."@DonLemon tries to distance himself from the mocking of @realDonaldTrump supporters Saturday night while he was hosting @TheRickWilson and @WajahatAli.
Lemon claims he "didn't catch everything that was said." pic.twitter.com/AQaWpGG4Mv
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 29, 2020
Don Lemon, the dumbest man on television (with terrible ratings!). https://t.co/iQXCc7lvCt
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2020