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Don Lemon Slams Trump For Comparing Being Under Fire to Putting: ‘Are You Serious?’

During remarks at the White House on Monday, President Donald Trump defended his proposal to arm some teachers and faculty members in an effort to combat and prevent school shooters. While talking about who he would like to have armed, the president made a sports comparison.

“I want highly trained people that have a natural talent, like hitting a baseball or hitting a golf ball, or putting. How come some people always make the 4 footer and some people under pressure can’t even take their club back. Right, some people can’t take their club back.”

At the top of his broadcast Monday night, CNN’s Don Lemon criticized the president for his remarks. After addressing Trump’s other comments about gun control and the president’s claim that he’d run in to confront a shooter even if he wasn’t armed, Lemon then expressed disgust that Trump would compare confronting shooters with putting.

“What is the President of the United States doing comparing the pressure of being under fire in a school shooting to missing a putt?” Lemon sighed. “Are you serious, Mr. President?”

He continued, “Are you taking the lives of those students and teachers seriously? Are you taking all of our lives seriously? We’ve heard what you say but so far it’s all just talk.”

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

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