TV host Don Lemon had a serious message for Donald Trump last night, which was broadcast on CNN.
In the segment, Lemon referred to the numerous times that the American President has tried to discredit and intimidate CNN and other media outlets. Having heard that Trump watches the show, Lemon decided to give him a direct message.
“Mr. President, I’m going to speak directly to you,” he said. “We are not the enemy. We are not trying to silence you. It is the job of the free press to report the facts. To ask questions, tough questions, ones you don’t like. Even if you don’t like those facts, or those questions, no matter how many times you attack us as fake news, we will continue to do our jobs. When you make that baseless and incendiary charge, be aware that people are listening to you, some very dangerous people.”
He continued: “According to a federal affidavit, the caller who threatened to kill CNN employees made his threat using these words, quote, fake news: ‘I’m coming to gun you all down.’ Fake news. I wonder where he got those words? And in the second call, quote, “I am on my way right now to gun the effing CNN cast down. I am coming to kill you.””
Lemon called the behaviour “childish” and admitted that these were not the first threats he and his colleagues have received. He warned that someone could really get hurt over his words, and that it wouldn’t be a “fake injury” or a “fake death.”