President Donald Trump responded to a CNN segment in which panelists mocked his supporters as “credulous boomer rubes” by referring to host Don Lemon as “the dumbest man on television.”
Trump was not the only individual outraged at the segment which featured Lemon, New York Times columnist Wajahat Ali, and ex-GOP strategist Rick Wilson, a man who occasionally emerges from his parent’s basement to take cheap shots at people far more intelligent than he is.
Wilson kicked things off by suggesting Mike Pompeo couldn’t locate Ukraine on a map, commentary based on a heated exchange between the Secretary of State and an NPR reporter in which he reportedly challenged the journalist to do the same.
“He [Pompeo] also knows deep within his heart that Donald Trump couldn’t find Ukraine on a map if you had the letter U and a picture of an actual physical crane next to it,” Wilson joked.
“He knows that this is, you know, an administration defined by ignorance of the world,” he continued on a network defined by ignorance of the world. “And so that’s partly him playing to the base and playing to their audience. You know, the credulous boomer rube demo that backs Donald Trump.”
Lemon burst out laughing, repeatedly drying tears as Wilson, an Evan McMullin wanna be, continued mocking Trump supporters.
The arrogance, the dismissiveness, the smug cackling, the accents.
If Donald Trump wins re-election this year, I’ll remember this brief CNN segment late one Saturday night in January as the perfect encapsulation for why it happened. pic.twitter.com/8kQ6zN9AZV
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) January 28, 2020
It Gets Worse
The perpetually projecting Wilson wasn’t even vaguely finished with his mockery of Trump voters, assuming a southern accent and mimicking what he believes they must sound like.
“Donald Trump’s the smart one – any y’all elitists are dumb!'” Wilson said with a heavy southern drawl.
Ali chirped, “‘You elitists with your geography and your maps – and your spelling!'”
“‘Your math and your reading!'” Wilson added. “‘All those lines on the map!'”
Lemon, meanwhile, could hardly contain himself, doubling over in laughter.
Steve Krakauer, a former senior digital producer for CNN, posted a video of the segment and absolutely leveled all three beta males.
“The arrogance, the dismissiveness, the smug cackling, the accents,” he wrote. “If Donald Trump wins re-election this year, I’ll remember this brief CNN segment late one Saturday night in January as the perfect encapsulation for why it happened.”
Fortunately, not many people are watching CNN these days, with viewership falling to a three-year low during the impeachment trial. Meaning Wilson will soon go back to practicing his southern accent in front of a mirror – something he’s obviously been doing for some time – and have roughly the same number of people watching.
Don Lemon, the dumbest man on television (with terrible ratings!). https://t.co/iQXCc7lvCt
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2020
Trump Levels Lemon
Indeed, Trump’s re-election is going to be that much sweeter when you realize on that night in November, all three of these weapons-grade morons will be curled up in the fetal position, sobbing and sucking their thumbs.
The President retweeted a clip of the segment shared by the Daily Caller which read, “America, this is what CNN thinks of you….”
Trump added his own caption, “Don Lemon, the dumbest man on television (with terrible ratings!)”
The President wasn’t the only one outraged at Lemon, Ali, and Barney Rubble’s arrogant snub of half the voting population in America.
Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh wrote, “This is a real segment from an actual program on a cable news network that asks to be taken seriously.”
“Not subtle message to huge parts of America: THEY HATE YOU,” he added.
Indeed, they most certainly do.
It was just months ago that Lemon called Trump supporters “mental” and he has repeatedly characterized his voters as racists.
His unhinged cackling at class clown Rick Wilson seems to suggest he’s suffering from his own personal breakdown.