Trump World Rages at Don Lemon for ‘Credulous Boomer Rube’ Segment
President Donald Trump’s supporters and sympathetic media figures have acted with affected outrage following a brief exchange on CNN on Monday night where former Republican Rick Wilson mocked Trump supporters for being ignorant and called them the ‘credulous Boomer rube’ demographic.
Host Don Lemon was brought to tears of laughter by the comments, but the President’s defenders were quick to rage at the remarks.
The conservative Daily Caller was quick to accuse CNN of attacking Americans generally, though they also shared the video.
America, this is what CNN thinks of you…
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 28, 2020
Republican Congressman Ken Buck falsely claimed that a majority of Americans support the President.
I’m disappointed to see this kind of smug rhetoric from Don Lemon and his guests.
Painting a majority of Americans as illiterate and uneducated “rubes” is low, even for CNN.https://t.co/BplTZesD9M
— Congressman Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) January 28, 2020
Trump himself weighed in, again sharing the video and so carrying it to a wider audience. Later, his eldest daughter, Ivanka, did the same thing.
Don Lemon, the dumbest man on television (with terrible ratings!). https://t.co/iQXCc7lvCt
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2020
You consistently make fun of half the country and then complain that it is divided.
The arrogance, mocking accents and smug ridicule of this nation’s ‘Real Elites’ is disgusting. https://t.co/p3RQzymx4s
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) January 28, 2020
Some have pointed out the hypocrisy of criticizing the remarks when President Trump himself frequently insults people in much harsher terms, referring to ‘low IQ individuals’ and ‘sleazebags.’ Others have pointed out that the attack on Lemon has come despite the fact he did not make the comments.
Rick Wilson went on CNN and told the #UCrane joke about Trump.
All Don Lemon did was laugh.
Yet Trump is responding by attacking Don Lemon, the black guy, while ignoring Rick Wilson, the white guy.
Trump is as much of a racist as he is a coward.https://t.co/6c9xGFraqN
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) January 28, 2020
“That black gay man is laughing at us!!!” – Trump and his “economic anxiety” fans at Don Lemon
Newsflash: We all think your intolerance & bigotry has allowed you to be manipulated at expense of our democracy and we have to laugh at you to deal w/ a really sad state of affairs pic.twitter.com/LLJvDmUoc7
— 𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐞 (@exavierpope) January 28, 2020