Donald Trump’s wild week continues.
Trump claimed a reported drop in the cable news network’s ratings was down to viewers “getting tired of so many Fake Stories and Anti-Trump lies.” He said Cuomo’s “Cuomo Prime Time” show was “failing badly,” and called “CNN Tonight” host Lemon “the dumbest man on television.”
Neither Cuomo nor Lemon has responded to Trump’s attack.
The president has in the past bashed the two broadcasters ― who often criticize the Trump administration on their shows ― on his favorite social media platform.
Trump in 2018 used the same “dumbest man” insult on Lemon following his interview with NBA star Lebron James. It sparked a furious backlash.
Last month, Trump hit CNN for giving Cuomo his nighttime show in the first place.
Trump hasn’t always been so hostile to Lemon, as this post from December 2015 shows:
Cuomo on Thursday night had unveiled his own version of the “No Obstruction” and “No Collusion” poster that adorned Trump’s podium during his rambling Rose Garden press conference the previous day:
Lemon, meanwhile, explained how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was getting under the president’s skin: