Don Lemon was not kind to Donald Trump. He excoriated Trump's speech as "a total eclipse of the facts." Most importantly he ripped Donald Trump in a manner rarely seen by journalists, but in these times, justified.
After these harsh words from Don Lemon about Donald Trump and his speech, Don Lemon may incur the wrath of the president's supporters.
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"Well, what do you say to that," Don Lemon said. "I'm just gonna speak from the heart here. What we have witnessed was a total eclipse of the facts, 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. He's unhinged. It's embarrassing. And 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 was so petty that he has to go after people who he deems to be his enemy, like an imaginary friend of a six-year-old. His speech was without thought. 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. He certainly opened up the race wound from Charlottesville, 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, a man backed into a corner it seems by circumstances beyond his control and beyond his understanding. That's the truth."
While many will give Don Lemon a hard time for speaking out as he did, claiming opinion over the news, facts stoked his statements based on what he'd just witnessed in Trump's speech. It is the time that all journalists do this.
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