CNN’s Don Lemon could not hold back his frustration with President Donald Trump and his supporters on Tuesday in a segment that discussed whether people should take the president at his word.
In a panel discussion on his program, Lemon was reminded that his guest, Salena Zito, once interviewed a woman who said she liked President Trump because he didn’t speak like a politician.
According to Lemon, that statement is “divorced from reality.”
“With all due respect to that woman, that is divorced from reality,” Lemon said after saying that facts don’t matter to many Trump voters.
Throughout his campaign and presidency, Trump made countless statements that have not been backed up with credible information. Lemon cited examples such as Trump’s claim that President Barack Obama was born in Kenya, that Ted Cruz’s father was involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and that thousands of Muslims were cheering in New Jersey after September 11, 2001.
Lemon later noted that people should never be led to believe lies.
“No one should be pushed to ever believe something that’s not true. If someone is telling you the truth, it’s backed up by facts and by research,” Lemon explained. “And so, if you are a person who is not divorced from reality and you have all your wits about you, then you need to believe the truth. Basically we are making excuses for people who are divorced from reality. I know that’s hard to hear, but it’s the truth.”