CNN Tonight anchor Don Lemon, who has been criticized by Donald Trump prior to him becoming president, dismissed the president’s recent criticisms against CNN.
In an interview with the New York Post‘s Page Six, Lemon said, “It’s a very exciting time to be doing what I’m doing. Anytime someone tries to silence you it makes you stronger.”
In the past, Trump called Lemon “dumb as a rock” and a “lightweight.”
He referred to CNN as an “iconic brand” and pointed out, “The presidency comes with term limits. Journalism and CNN do not.”
The Trump team had been reportedly blacklisting CNN, refusing to appear on their Sunday talk show, State of the Union, two weeks in a row, and refusing to send officials to appear across CNN’s programming. But on Wednesday, perhaps the ban was listed, as the deputy assistant to President Trump appeared on The Lead.