BREAKING NEWS – New York City, New York – CNN abruptly cut the feed after Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo got into a very heated exchange. It began when Lemon made what he himself described as a “extreme” comparison between President Trump and Adolf Hitler while arguing that such “bad people” shouldn’t be given a platform.
During their nightly hand-off, his primetime colleague Chris Cuomo began by describing 2020 as the most “definitional” election in his lifetime. Lemon appeared to attempt to shame Trump supporters, and asked them if they will “continue to fall for the o-ke-doke.” But then he questioned the media’s responsibilities in covering Trump’s candidacy.
The “CNN Tonight” anchor urged Cuomo to “think about the most despicable people in history” and warned him that he was going to use an “extreme example.”
“Think about Hitler. Think about any of those people… if you could look back in history, would you say, ‘Well, I’m so glad that person was allowed a platform so that they could spread their hate and propaganda and lies,’ or would you say, ‘That probably wasn’t the right thing to do to spread that because you knew in that moment that was a bad person and they were doing bad things. And not only were they hurting people, they were killing people.”
“And that’s a very extreme example,” Cuomo responded.
Lemon immediately became enraged. “Are you opposing my position because I’m black and gay?” he yelled.
“No,” Cuomo answered. “I just thought your comment was more idiotic than usual.”
Lemon became even angrier and hurled a threat. “If you say that to my face in the green room, I’ll bury one of my stiletto heels in the back of your head!” he shouted.
Cuomo again responded calmly. “You, hurt me? Really? I have enough Mafia connections that within 24 hours I’ll have you…” and then the feed was abruptly cut, citing “technical difficulties”.