CNN’s Don Lemon: It’s ‘Tough’ to Call the President a Liar, But…

CNN’s Don Lemon tonight discussed with Nicholas Kristof the decision both their outlets made to call out the Trump administration for lying.

CNN used the word “lie” in reaction to Sean Spicer‘s Saturday presser about crowd sizes, and the Times made the call to use the word in reporting on Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of millions of illegal votes.

Lemon had this to say about those decisions:

“It’s tough to call the President of the United States a liar, ’cause you want to respect the office, but I think it does a disservice to the American people and even to the president and even to journalists not to call it what it is, and it is a lie.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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