Don Lemon Wonders Why Trump Is Obsessed with Obama: ‘Is It Because He’s Smarter Than You?’

Don Lemon Wonders Why Trump Is Obsessed with Obama: ‘Is It Because He’s Smarter Than You?’

CNN’s Don Lemon examined President Donald Trump’s obsession with former President Barack Obama on Sunday night. Lemon slammed Trump for sharing a tweet accusing Obama of orchestrating ‘the Russia hoax’ – a baseless claim.

“He can’t seem to muster the kind of compassion that we need from our president,” Lemon said.

He called Trump’s tweet a ‘new low from a president who goes low all the time,’ a ‘disturbed fantasy’ and ‘a shameless attempt to distract from your own administration’s mishandling of a crisis that’s cost over 67,000 American lives.’

Lemon contrasted Trump’s comments with calls for solidarity from Obama and former President George W. Bush.

He then speculated about Trump’s ongoing attacks on Obama.

“What is it about President Obama that really gets under your skin?” Lemon asked. “Is it because he’s smarter than you? Better educated? Made it on his own? Didn’t need daddy’s help? Wife is more accomplished? Better looking?”

“I don’t know, what is it, what is it about him? That he’s a black man that’s accomplished being president? That he punked you on the whole birth certificate thing? What is it about him? Just wondering.”

Watch the video above, via CNN/Twitter.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor