Don Lemon’s monologue came after Trump retweeted a conspiracy theory claiming that Obama was “running the Russian hoax” to remove Trump from office.
“What is it about President Obama that really gets under your skin?” the CNN anchor began. “Is it because he’s smarter than you? Better educated? Made it on his own — didn’t need daddy’s help?”
Damn, Don. pic.twitter.com/7WJXuV8tn4
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) May 4, 2020
“Wife is more accomplished?” he continued. “Better looking? I don’t know, what is it? What is it about him? That he’s a black man that’s accomplished being president? That he punked you on the whole birth certificate thing? What is it about him? Just wondering.”
The monologue followed a retweet Trump made on Sunday, where he shared an article from Conservative author and speaker David J. Harris Jr. claiming that Obama was the one running the Russian hoax to remove Trump from office. That retweet has since been debunked by CNN White House correspondent Jeremy Diamond, who took to Twitter to share the following Sunday afternoon.
No, there is no evidence pointing to President Obama running the counterintelligence investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia.
But the President just retweeted that baseless claim about his predecessor. pic.twitter.com/O6Ojf53Dc9
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) May 3, 2020
“No, there is no evidence pointing to President Obama running the counterintelligence investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia,” Diamond wrote. “But the President just retweeted that baseless claim about his predecessor.”
A number of people have reacted to Lemon’s monologue on social media, with some even pairing the iconic “Ether” beat with it.
— K E V I N (@KevChestnut) May 4, 2020
Don Lemon has been WAITING to get this verse off his chest. All he needed was some church organs every time he asked a question lol pic.twitter.com/go9U9Wx6MY
— Low (@LowKeyUHTN) May 4, 2020
Don Lemon just gave a master’s class in the shadiest truth to power read I have ever seen ⚰️⚰️ Trump now has 24 to respond. https://t.co/c4k0mEUQIT
— MelanatedEducated&lilBoujee (@educatedbupetty) May 4, 2020
Trump has yet to respond.