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WATCH: Don Lemon’s Trump Hate Goes So Low, Chris Cuomo Calls Him Out On-Air: ‘You’re Petty And Small’

On Wednesday, CNN’s Don Lemon’s Trump hatred was too “petty” even for Chris Cuomo, Lemon’s colleague and no fan of Trump.

“You’re petty and small,” Cuomo blurted out to Lemon during a segment highlighted by the Washington Examiner concerning the funeral service for former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away on Saturday.

Lemon told Cuomo that if he were in the same position as the Obamas, he would not shake the Trumps’ hands.

“I’m going to say that I don’t think I would shake hands with him. I would just — nope, couldn’t do it. I’m not that big a person,” said Lemon. “I would hope that I would be, but I don’t — I can’t fake the funk as they say.”

“They showed the ultimate respect for the office,” he continued. “They do not have to show respect for someone who does not respect them.”

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greeted their predecessors with handshakes on Wednesday as they first arrived to the Washington National Cathedral for the funeral service.

Lemon went as far as demonstrating the hypothetical Trump-snub by calling up a producer to act out an attempt to shake his hand on-air. The CNN host offered a head nod in response to the handshake proposition.

This was too much even for the highly partisan Cuomo, who repeatedly reminded Lemon that the highest office in the United States is bigger than personal feuds.

“You are petty and small,” Cuomo told his colleague.

Lemon dismissed Cuomo’s take on his hypothetical snub and used Trump’s past so-called “birther” claims as his rationale.

“I’m not petty and small. That’s real, brother. That’s real,” said Lemon, before Cuomo interrupted: “Real petty and small!”

“This is not about ideology,” Lemon argued. “This is about the way someone conducts themselves. If you constantly called me names, and you were rude to me, and you — why should I have to show you respect at all?”

“[The Obamas] showed that love and their decency and respect wins, and they brought [Trump] in, even though he tried to keep them out,” Cuomo responded, working in his own Trump slight, too.

“Just call me Petty Mc-petty,” said Lemon cheerfully. The Obamas “are a lot classier than I am,” he added.

“It’s about respecting the presidency. George H.W. Bush was a president, and it’s that you can’t be about your own petty grievances. You represent the American people, and you should wear that on your sleave, everyday,” Cuomo offered.

Lemon was unmoved. “An office is not a human being. I don’t think it’s respect for the human being if you talk smack about them, if you say the nastiest things about them, if you treat them as subhuman, and then you want to show up at their funeral. Really? Hell to the no,” he said.

Someone at the event was apparently on the same page as Lemon: twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. As noted by The Daily Wire on Wednesday, video appears to show Mrs. Clinton snubbing First Lady Melania Trump at the beginning of the service for late President Bush.

WATCH (relevant comments begin at the 1:00-mark):

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  1. Dolores Jackson

    December 7, 2018 at 12:03 am

    Good for you Chris Cuomo ..Don Lemon sure has a grudge and he is the one helping to contribute hate.. it is not good for the Country. Some people the haters who continue the hate because Trump won the Presidency need to get over it and let Pres Trump do his job. Hate deteriorates our body’s health and minds hatred gnaws away (like a cancer) and corrodes. God is in Control and he wants us to Love One Another and set an example of Goodness Pres Trump has had to make a stand for his family and his Country because daily people like Don L trash him 24/7 it is very unhealthy ..and Don L your the one that is being a racist.. God help you and God help America. Thank you Mr Cuomo people will have more respect for you. Honest and showing Goodness and Love thank you.

  2. paulette barrow

    December 7, 2018 at 2:27 am

    UM #1 HILLARY IS THE ONE WHO STARTED THE BIRTHER MOVEMENT,2ND,YOU JUST FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT,THATS WHAT THE OBAMA’S DID THE WHOLE 8 YEARS THEY WERE IN THE WH,IF YOU THINK THE OBAMAS SHOOK HANDS BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO,PLZ THEY DID IT CUZ THEY DIDNT WANT TO LOOK LIKE ASSHOLES LIKE CLINTON

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