“I’m just going to speak from the heart here. What we have witnessed is a total eclipse of the facts.”
Donald Trump held another campaign rally on Tuesday night in Phoenix. And his speech was totally unhinged. Even by Trump standards.
Immediately following Trump’s bat-shit-crazy display, CNN’s Don Lemon absolutely unloaded on the president.
“I’m just going to speak from the heart here,” Lemon began. “What we have witnessed is a total eclipse of the facts.”
Trump spent 40 minutes reading quotes from himself about the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. He was insisting that all of the controversy surrounding his Charlottesville comments last week was because the media was lying about what he said.
“”We condemn in the strongest, possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence,” the president said, conveniently omitting his assertion that “many sides” were to blame — the remark that sparked the bipartisan firestorm in the first place.
By doing so, Lemon said, “[Trump] came out and lied directly to the American people and left things out in an attempt to rewrite history.”
He continued, “He’s unhinged. It’s embarrassing — and I don’t mean the media, for us, because he came after us, but for the country.”
And Lemon didn’t stop there. He went on to say,
“This is who we elected president of the United States, a man who’s so petty he has to go after people who he deems to be his enemies like an imaginary friend of a 6-year-old. His speech was without thought. It was without reason. It was devoid of facts. It was devoid of wisdom. There was no gravitas. There was no sanity there. He was like a child blaming a sibling on something else.”