Don Lemon Praises Chris Wallace, Ed Henry for Challenging Trumpworld Spin: Trump Defenders ‘Straight-Up Lying’


CNN host Don Lemon had praise for Fox News’ Ed Henry and Chris Wallace for their interviewing skills, calling it important for reporters to call out “straight-up lying.”

“The facts are more important now than ever before because the lies from the president of the United States and from his defenders, those lies are coming fast, and they’re coming furious,” Lemon said Monday on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon.

“The president tweeting an absolute tirade of lies and abuse, and his defenders singing from the very same hymn book,” he continued. “We’ve got to stand up for the facts. That’s what we have to do. And that includes those of us who are in the media. We cannot allow the president’s defenders to spew falsehoods, to spew lies, misdirections, shiny objects as if the facts were a matter of opinion because they are not.”

Lemon then specifically singled out Wallace’s interview with Trump adviser Stephen Miller and Henry’s attempt to press conservative radio host Mark Levin.

Lemon also praised CNN anchor Jake Tapper fact-checking GOP Rep. Jim Jordan on State of the Union.

“That was Jake Tapper, our very own Jake Tapper, not letting the congressman get away with lies. And I think that is really important. If the president’s defenders cannot stick to the facts, if they can’t tell the truth, then we have to say so. We have to demand the truth. We have got to. The facts. Like we always say around here, facts first. And it matters now more than ever,” Lemon said.

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