CNN’s Don Lemon: Democrats Salivating at Idea They Could 'Eat' Trump's 'Lunch'

Fresh from his drunken New Year’s Eve bender with colleague Brooke Baldwin, CNN Tonight host Don Lemon was excitedly looking forward to California Representative Nancy Pelosi becoming Speaker of the House on Thursday. During his Wednesday night show, he boasted about how “Democrats are salivating at the idea that they could eat [President Trump’s] lunch,” and flaunted his own salivation.

“Happy New Year, everyone. We're just hours away from the Democrats' takeover of the House,” he cheered at the top of the show. “With the clock ticking till the start of day 13 of the partial government shutdown, hours away from a whole new reality for this President, when Nancy Pelosi officially takes the reins.

Speaking about Pelosi’s visit to the White House to negotiate the end of the government shutdown, Lemon touted “the speaker to be is wasting no time flexing her muscles over President Trump's pet project, telling NBC she'll give, quote, ‘nothing for the wall’.”

Despite just praising how there was no funding for the wall in the Democratic proposal, Lemon played a soundbite of Pelosi rhetorically asking the friendly press, “Why would he not do it?”

Clearly following Pelosi’s leadership, Lemon chided the President’s retort of the Democratic proposals:

Why? Simple. A source telling CNN that Senator Chuck Schumer asked the President not once, not twice, but three times to give him just one good reason that he won't take the Democrats' offer. The President's response, quote, “I would look foolish if I did that.”

 

 

“That should probably be the least of this President's worries,” Lemon spat. But it would be foolish of him to take a deal that didn’t have border wall funding when that’s what he’s demanding to begin with.

Lemon made another attempt at being ominous by repeating his “the clock is ticking” shtick and reminding viewers that “as of tomorrow, [Trump’s] party will no longer have total control of the government.” “He will no longer have a majority in the House, and Democrats are salivating at the idea that they could eat his lunch,” he gloated.

“He can't even count on Senate Republicans like new Senator Mitt Romney,” he continued before again salivating for how “[i]n a matter of hours, things are going to get real for this President…” His creepy enjoyment didn’t end there:

In a matter of hours, things are going to get real for this President, who said today that he'll keep the government shut down for “as long as it takes”, who shocked his own military and our allies with his sudden announcement of a troop withdrawal from Syria, and who is facing some 17 investigations -- 17 -- into pretty much every aspect of his life, from his campaign to his administration to his businesses. And with all of that looming, the president held one of his televised cabinet meetings today!

If the scenario was reversed, Lemon would not be singing a Republican’s praises and would be decrying their efforts to obstruct a Democratic president. This display just demonstrated his liberal bias.

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

CNN Tonight
January 2, 2019
10:00:15 p.m. Eastern [2 minutes 30 seconds]

DON LEMON: This is CNN Tonight. I'm Don Lemon. Happy new year, everyone. We're just hours away from the Democrats' takeover of the House! With the clock ticking till the start of day 13 of the partial government shutdown, hours away from a whole new reality for this President, when Nancy Pelosi officially takes the reins.

But the speaker to be is wasting no time flexing her muscles over President Trump's pet project, telling NBC she'll give, quote, “nothing for the wall”. And saying this after congressional leaders met with the President about the shutdown behind closed doors in the White House situation room.

REP. NANCY PELOSI: We're asking the President to open up government. We are giving him a Republican path to do that. Why would he not do it? Except-- Why would he not do it?

LEMON: Why? Simple. A source telling CNN that Senator Chuck Schumer asked the President not once, not twice, but three times to give him just one good reason that he won't take the Democrats' offer. The President's response, quote, “I would look foolish if I did that.” That should probably be the least of this President's worries.

Like I said, the clock is ticking. As of tomorrow, his party will no longer have total control of the government. He will no longer have a majority in the House, and Democrats are salivating at the idea that they could eat his lunch. He can't even count on Senate Republicans like new Senator Mitt Romney, who told our very own Jake Tapper this tonight.

SENATOR MITT ROMNEY: After he was elected President, it was very much my hope that he would rise to the occasion, rise to the mantle of the office. I don't think he's followed through on that front the way he's followed through on some of his other promises.

LEMON: In a matter of hours, things are going to get real for this President, who said today that he'll keep the government shut down for “as long as it takes”, who shocked his own military and our allies with his sudden announcement of a troop withdrawal from Syria, and who is facing some 17 investigations -- 17 -- into pretty much every aspect of his life, from his campaign to his administration to his businesses. And with all of that looming, the president held one of his televised cabinet meetings today!

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