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Don Lemon Invokes Billy Madison Quote After Playing Spicer Clip: ‘Everyone in This Room Is Now Dumber…’

Tonight CNN’s Don Lemon played a rather lengthy portion of Sean Spicer‘s press conference today where he defended President Trump‘s claims of wiretapping, including a heated exchange he had with CNN’s Jim Acosta.

When the camera was back on Lemon — following Spicer pointing out that Trump didn’t “specifically mean wiretapping because he had it in quotes” — he laughed a bit and had this to say:

Did anyone see Billy Madison? The game show scene? ‘Everyone in this room is dumber for having listened to that.’ I hope that you’re not dumber and I hope we are providing you some information.

Lemon was, of course, referring to this infamous scene:

Later on in the program, as Lemon talked about Spicer’s press conferences, he made the observation that “they’re SNL in the middle of the day.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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