CNN anchor Don Lemon pitched a hissy fit on national television after moderate Republican John Kasich praised President Trump’s coronavirus speech. At one point Lemon literally screamed at the former Ohio governor after he refused to condemn the president’s remarks.
LEMON: And I just got to say. If the President came out to calm people’s fears, he didn’t do a good job of it because they’ve had to come back and clarify it several times! And this has been going on long enough for them to get it straight! We need straight, accurate information from this President! And this administration! And we’re not getting it! And I don’t understand why you are tiptoeing around it! He came out, gave an address that usually — that happens very rarely, and he doesn’t get it right?!”
KASICH: I’m going to — first of all, he read it. And somebody that wrote this — look, I don’t want to get into that. He —
LEMON: Well, why not?! That’s why you’re here! To talk about the President’s address!
KASICH: Can I finish now?
LEMON: But, no, no, no, no, no! No, you can’t, John!
KASICH: Let me talk. Let me talk.
LEMON: John, because we’re here to talk about the President’s —
KASICH: I can’t talk?
You gotta check out this back-and-forth between Don Lemon and John Kasich in which Lemon straight-up admonishes Kasich for thinking Trump’s address was fine.
“Can I finish now?”
“No, you can’t, John!” pic.twitter.com/a4TaAN0qcX
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) March 12, 2020