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Don Lemon Calls Out Trump’s Obama Obsession: “What Is It About President Obama That Really Gets Under Your Skin?”

Don Lemon Calls Out Trump’s Obama Obsession: “What Is It About President Obama That Really Gets Under Your Skin?”

Don Lemon Calls Out Trump's Obama Obsession: "What Is It About President Obama That Really Gets Under Your Skin?"
Screengrab via CNN
Don Lemon Calls Out Trump's Obama Obsession: "What Is It About President Obama That Really Gets Under Your Skin?"
Screengrab via CNN

Don Lemon’s monologue came after Trump retweeted a conspiracy theory claiming that Obama was “running the Russian hoax” to remove Trump from office.

Don Lemon accused Donald Trump of being obsessed with Barack Obama during an almost minute-long monologue that aired Sunday night.

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“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?”

“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,” 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.

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Trump has yet to respond.

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