On Monday, CNN anchor Don Lemmon hosted a panel of guests, which included Rick Wilson a former GOP strategist. The panel discussed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent meltdown after an NPR reporter questioned him about Ukraine.
After the interview, Pompeo dropped several F-bombs then demanded the reporter find Ukraine on a map, which she did without hesitation.
Wilson stated that he believes that Pompeo knows that Trump “couldn’t find Ukraine on a map.”
“[Pompeo] also knows deep within his heart that Donald Trump couldn’t find Ukraine on a map if you had the letter U and a picture of an actual physical crane next to it,” Wilson joked, causing Lemon to break into a fit of laughter. “He knows that this is, you know, an administration defined by ignorance of the world. And so that’s partly him playing to the base and playing to their audience. You know, the credulous boomer rube demo that backs Donald Trump.”
“Donald Trump’s the smart one — and y’all elitists are dumb!’ ” Wilson added in a southern accent.
That is when Wajahat Ali, a New York Times columnist, and CNN contributor jumps in.
“You elitists with your geography and your maps — and your spelling!’ ” Ali added speaking with a southern accent.
The interview angered Donald Trump, who responded by turning to Twitter on Tuesday to call Lemmon the “dumbest man on television.’
Don Lemon, the dumbest man on television (with terrible ratings!). https://t.co/iQXCc7lvCt
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2020
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