Fox’s Pete Hegseth Rage-Tweets While Watching CNN at Airport: Don Lemon ‘Is a Moron’

As CNN’s primetime hosts dramatically dissected every detail in Wednesday night’s Michael Flynn sentencing memo, Fox News contributor and regular Fox & Friends co-host Pete Hegseth tuned in and began rage-tweeting.

Specifically, Hegseth — who, keep in mind, once threw an axe on set and accidentally struck someone — accused rival cable news host Don Lemon of being a “moron.”

“And, since I’m at the airport, I’m forced to watch @CNN,” Hegseth tweeted, before launching into a Trump-style, late-night Twitter assault. “So clear—@donlemon really is a moron (who elites pretend is smart and insightful). Nothing he says is interesting—all liberal orthodoxy. #FakeNews.”

Mediaite contacted CNN for a response to Hegseth’s attacks, but did not receive a statement in time for publication.

Hegseth, who was once under consideration for the head of Veteran’s Affairs but fell out of favor amid reports of ethics violations at his veteran’s advocacy group, was at the airport tonight for a trip to Israel to work on content for Fox Nation, the network’s new digital streaming vertical.

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