President Donald Trump slammed CNN hosts Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon and CBS host Stephen Colbert in a TIME interview published Thursday.
The president said that Cuomo looked like a “chained lunatic” on television, Lemon was “perhaps the dumbest person in broadcasting,” and torched Colbert as a “no-talent guy” who talks “filthy.”
“Chris Cuomo, he’s sitting there like a chained lunatic. He’s like a boiler ready to explode, the level of hatred. And the entire, you know the entire CNN platform is that way,” Trump said in the interview.
“This Don Lemon who’s perhaps the dumbest person in broadcasting, Don Lemon at night it’s like – sometimes they’ll have a guest who by mistake will say something good. And they’ll start screaming, we’re going to commercial. They cut him off.”
Trump has a longstanding history of criticizing the TV hosts. Trump panned Lemon after an August 2016 interview with Trump supporter Dan Bongino for insisting he called for violence on the campaign trail. Trump responded to Lemon’s statements by calling the host “dumb as a rock.”
“Don Lemon is a lightweight — dumb as a rock,” Trump tweeted at the time.
The president also called Cuomo “fake news” after the CNN host didn’t ask Sen. Richard Blumenthal about his military history in a February interview.
Cuomo promptly struck back in a series of tweets.
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) February 9, 2017
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H/T The Daily Caller