CNN’s Don Lemon was not having it when former Trump campaign adviser Steve Cortes tried to defend Trump’s big lie about his own disgusting immigration policy of separating children from their parents at the border. Every cable news host should do this to Trump supporters when they come on TV and lie.
This past week, Donald Trump and his toadies have been pushing a new lie about his immigration policy. Trump sees how the country is reacting to his horrific policy of ripping children away from their parents at the border. But instead of changing his own policy – the policy that he and Jeff Sessions announced in April as their big deterrent for illegal border crossings – he is blaming the Democrats.
Just for a point of fact, this policy of terrorizing children has absolutely nothing to do with the Democrats. This is entirely a Trump/Sessions policy. No modern American president did what Trump is doing. Trump’s claims to the contrary are blatant lies. And he could stop this today – with a simple phone call.
At an impromptu and unhinged press briefing on the front lawn of the White House on Friday, Trump said about his own policy,
“The Democrats forced that law upon our nation. I hate it. I hate to see separation of parents and children. The Democrats can come to us as they actually are, in all fairness — we are talking to them, and they can change the whole border security. We need a wall. We need border security. We’ve got to get rid of catch and release.”
And he doubled down on the lie on Twitter.
On Friday night, CNN’s Don Lemon addressed this lie on his show with guests Van Jones and former Trump campaign adviser Steve Cortes. Lemon asked Cortes why Trump keeps lying about his policy. And things got heated quickly.
When Cortes tried to avoid answering Lemon’s questions, the CNN host demanded that he stop lying and address Trump’s lies. Lemon, clearly frustrated, finally said,
“I want to hear your side, but I think you are being incredibly disrespectful when you come on, and I ask you a very simply direct question, that’s so easy to answer, and you sit here and you spin and you lie to my face.”
After some effort Lemon finally got Cortes to admit that he has no idea why Trump is lying about this.
Watch the clip: