Dan Rather to Don Lemon: Is CNN Responsible for Trump’s Rise?

Dan Rather asked Don Lemon in an interview yesterday if CNN and other networks are “responsible for Donald Trump getting the Republican nomination.”

Lemon said, as many newscasters have argued time and again, “Donald Trump would say yes to interviews. He wasn’t the only person we asked.”

And candidates who complained about the excessive Trump coverage did not say yes as often.

Lemon argued that of course Trump coverage got tougher once he became the prospective nominee because that’s just how it works.

On the question of whether CNN helped boost Trump, Lemon asked, “You think that many Republicans watch CNN?”

Listen above, via Sirius XM.

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