President Trump today tweeted out a response to the New York Times story, which in part mentioned that he “hate-watches” CNN Tonight with Don Lemon “to get worked up.” In it, he denied the story, arguing he doesn’t actually watch CNN, especially “not Don Lemon, who I once called the ‘dumbest man on television!'”
Lemon hasn’t commented on the matter.
But a spokesperson for CNN said, “In a world where bullies torment kids on social media to devastating effect on a regular basis with insults and name-calling, it is sad to see our president engaging in the very same behavior himself. Leaders should lead by example.”