Last night on CNN Tonight, Don Lemon absolutely tore into CNN president Jeff Zucker’s editorial decision to air President Trump’s coronavirus press conferences. In a call on Monday, Zucker defended the practice, saying CNN is “going to continue to carry those briefings.”
Lemon, however, attacked the policy at the top of his 10pm show.
“I don’t think that you should really listen to what he says, you should listen to what the experts say,” he said bluntly to colleague Chris Cuomo during the anchor hand-off.
“I’m not actually sure, if you want to be honest, that we should carry that live. I think we should run snippets. I think we should do it afterwards and get the pertinent points to the American people because he’s never, ever going to tell you the truth.”
He later remarked the press conferences have become the president’s new Apprentice.