CNN’s Don Lemon on Trump’s Looks: ‘Does He Own a Mirror?’

President Trump drew widespread condemnation from the liberal media on Tuesday after he put out a tweet describing porn star Stormy Daniels as having a “horseface,” following news that a judge threw out a defamation suit she filed against him. And during CNN’s Cuomo PrimeTime, the bitter banter between Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon (not exactly the epitome of civility) devolved into shots at Trump for not being a looker.

“Horseface. That's what the man who holds the seat of Abraham Lincoln said about yet another woman who’s in his way. How many ugly things has he said about women? I bet you can't count. Here's just a taste,” Cuomo opined at the beginning of the segment. As though Trump only insulted women, he then cut to numerous soundbites of Trump attack women for their looks.

After playing the clips, and introducing Lemon, Cuomo said he was “embarrassed to say” the production team “had to keep adding things and taking things away, because we kept forgetting some of what he's already said, because he's flooded the zone with piggish piffle”. “[N]ine out of ten Republicans love him anyway,” he decried.

Lemon soon chimed in and despite claiming he would never act like Trump and would keep his “thoughts about others’ looks” to himself, he blasted Trump’s physical appearance:

But, here's a bigger question, okay? And I don't usually like to talk about people's looks. Does he own a mirror? He keeps talking about people gain weight and how people look. Does he own a mirror that doesn't have Vaseline over it or a cloth? I mean, all he has to do is look in the mirror. Donald Trump is no prize. And if I were him, not that I'm one either, I would keep my thoughts about others looks to myself.

 

 

Whining about Trump’s insults is rich coming from these two.

Just last week, Cuomo assailed Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson for having a “pissed puppy dog puss.” Together with Lemon, the duo mocked Carlson for the faces he made during his show. Their behavior was so ridiculous, Townhall political editor Guy Benson shot back in a tweet requesting they “now try imitating his ratings.”

Lemon’s suggestion he somehow occupied the moral high ground was laughable. Again, just last week he went on a two-day long tirade against rapper Kanye West for daring to praise Trump as a black man. Lemon also oversaw a show where West was called a “token Negro” and had armchair diagnoses of mental illness thrown at him.

Clearly, Lemon had no qualm with insulting people despite claiming otherwise. Back in August, he lashed out at all Trump supporters suggesting they were “people who will lie, steal, and cheat, lie to their mother.”

Pretending as though he didn’t live down in the gutter, Cuomo lectured Trump on the need to be a better role model. “Whether it's because of his own sense of self, what you’re talking, but what he means to this country, what he means to his party. And he should just know he has to be better than this,” he proclaimed.

And while exhibiting absolutely zero sense of self-awareness, Cuomo bemoaned how “if he isn't, who else is going to be?” The CNN host seemed to give up the game because he complained that “people are using it as an excuse to be that way also”. This is CNN.

The transcript is below, click "expand" to read:

CNN's Cuomo PrimeTime
October 16, 2018
9:49 p.m. Eastern

CHRIS CUOMO: Horseface. That's what the man who holds the seat of Abraham Lincoln said about yet another woman who’s in his way. How many ugly things has he said about women? I bet you can't count. Here's just a taste.

(…)

CUOMO: All right, let's bring in D. Lemon. I am embarrassed to say that we, you know, the men and women who are in the senior part of my team. We had to keep adding things and taking things away, because we kept forgetting some of what he's already said, because he's flooded the zone with piggish piffle about women that we couldn't even keep track, yet nine out of ten Republicans love him anyway.

DON LEMON: You know, when I -- a couple times on this show, when I interviewed him, I said, “oh, my gosh”. I thought his chances of becoming the nominee were over. Do you remember the quote, “who's doing the raping, Don? Somebody's doing the raping.” Got past that one. Then when he said about Megyn Kelly, “she had blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever”. That was on this show. And I said, ok, I went home thinking, “I’ve ruined this man's chances because he came on the show and he said – in that soundbite.” It didn't happen.

So listen, we know -- this is built into the sauce for Donald and I think people know that. But we have to keep pointing it out, it's awful. But, here's a bigger question, ok? And I don't usually like to talk about people's looks. Does he own a mirror? He keeps talking about people gain weight and how people look. Does he own a mirror that doesn't have Vaseline over it or a cloth? I mean, all he has to do is look in the mirror. Donald Trump is no prize. And if I were him, not that I'm one either, I would keep my thoughts about others looks to myself.

CUOMO: My feeling is, he should know better.

LEMON: He should know better. He doesn’t care.

CUOMO: Whether it's because of his own sense of self, what you’re talking, but what he means to this country, what he means to his party. And he should just know he has to be better than this. Because, if he isn't, who else is going to be? If he doesn't see that it's eroding things. That people are using it as an excuse to be that way also, then he's not as smart as I thought he was. What do you have, don?

LEMON: I was just going to say, think about that being the headline today, when the real headline should be about Jamal Khashoggi.

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