CNN: ‘Sad’ for Trump to Attack Don Lemon

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CNN on Monday called Donald Trump's attacks on Don Lemon "sad" after the president referred to the network anchor as the "dumbest man on television" while dismissing a New York Times report that claimed he "hate-watches" Lemon.

"In a world where bullies torment kids on social media to devastating effect on a regular basis with insults and name calling, it is sad to see our president engaging in the very same behavior himself," CNN said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter. 

"Leaders should lead by example," CNN added.

The back-and-forth started after a New York Times piece, "Inside Trump's Hour-by-Hour Battle for Self-Preservation," claimed Trump watches at least four hours of TV a day, and he sometimes "hate-watches" CNN, especially Lemon, to get worked up.

Trump disputed the account on Twitter Monday morning.

The Times responded by saying it stood by its reporting.

Conor Beck

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Conor Beck is a Media Analyst for the WFB. He's previously written for The College Fix, Life News, and was a Student Free Press Association Fellow for The Weekly Standard. He graduated from Rice University in 2017.

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