Don Lemon Goes Off on Trump WH: They Keep Refusing to Admit That ‘Facts Do Matter’


Don Lemon opened CNN Tonight on Friday by saying, “It has been a week that has felt like a year. You know what? Lies will do that to you.”

He called out President Trump, Gen. John Kelly, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders all for statements in the last few days of the ongoing back-and-forth with Congresswoman Frederica Wilson.

Lemon brought up Kelly’s debunked comment about Wilson and, after playing Huckabee Sanders’ comments today about how it’s “highly inappropriate” to question Kelly, said this:

“With all due respect, it is absolutely appropriate to question anyone when their facts are wrong and when they refuse to admit it. That goes for a general turned chief of staff, a press secretary and a president of the United States. Sadly, the truth is that lately it seems no one who stands at that podium is able to admit that. To admit that facts do matter. So why lie?”

Lemon was particularly stunned by Kelly, and later on in the program he asked New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof about Kelly doing this after being praised as the “grown-up in the room” at the Trump White House.

Kristof was stunned by it too and said Kelly “fell into the muck in ways that certainly damaged his reputation and further undermined that of the White House.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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