Lemon said that those mocking this move, or those saying it’s further proof that CNN is moving to the right, is nothing more than “fodder for Twitter.”
On Don Lemon Tonight Thursday, Lemon kicked things off by addressing his move later this year to host a morning show at CNN, alongside Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins. New CNN head Chris Licht, who asked Lemon if he’d be willing to make the move, has shaken things up at the network since taking over. “I was presented with an opportunity that I can’t pass up at this network,” Lemon said. “And we have a new boss who is a morning show impresario, and he wants a morning show that will kick off the editorial direction of the network every single day, and I am honored that he would ask me to do it.” Lemon also said that, despite what some are saying, this was his choice. “For all of those who are out there saying, oh, he moved me, and without my — he asked me and I said yes. I could have said no,” Lemon said. “This is my show. I have a contract for this show. I decided that I would take him up on that and take this journey with him.” And Lemon discounted all the online noise about his move, and the direction of the network. “This is not someone moving me. And by the way, this is not someone saying, ‘You must move to the right, Don Lemon. And you must not be so — give so much of your perspective.’ None of that has happened,” Lemon said. “All of that is fodder for Twitter, which is not real. So stop it. I was not demoted, none of that. This is an opportunity. This is a promotion.”
Before departing Geneva, Switzerland, following his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Biden apologized for his reaction to a shouted question from CNN's Kaitlan Collins after a solo press conference.
Spoiler alert: Shade was thrown.
After getting over the initial shock, the panel went on to poke large holes in Barr’s comparison.
A CNN panel was left speechless, briefly, after hearing remarks Attorney General William Barr had made earlier in the evening. Speaking at Hillsdale College in Michigan, Barr made a comparison between slavery and the lockdowns due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, calling the lockdowns an intrusion on civil liberties. Once they could find the words, the panel poked very large holes in Barr’s argument, from the fact that slaves first had to be free before they could even think about civil rights, and that Americans weren’t forced to stay in their homes. People could leave the house for essential tasks. And Dr. Sanjay Gupta worried that Barr’s assertion could take the country in the wrong direction when it comes to the fight against the coronavirus.
The moment with Trump that CNN's Kaitlin Collins says 'took the cake': 'Never would imagine asking that'
Collins has been there when Trump walked out of briefings and when he made the disinfectant suggestion, but this one moment stands alone.
CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers Thursday night, along with Dana Bash and Kyung Lah, where she spoke about what it was like to ask President Trump about his support for a doctor who believes in demon sex at a recent coronavirus press briefing. After hearing Dr. Stella Immanuel endorse hydroxychloroquine as a cure for the coronavirus, despite multiple studies pointing to the contrary, Trump spoke in support of Dr. Immanuel. He was unaware that in the past she has also talked about women being impregnated in their sleep by demons, alien DNA being used in medical treatments, a vaccine to stop people from becoming religious, and reptilians and other aliens being part of our government.
“The president seems to think dominating Black people, dominating peaceful protesters, is law and order. It’s not."
CNN’s Kaitlan Collins Fires Back at Trump’s ‘Faker’ Taunt: ‘Nearly 90,000 Americans Have Been Killed’
CNN’s Kaitlan Collins redirected attention to the coronavirus crisis and its casualties Sunday night after President Donald Trump insulted her over a video that showed her removing her protective face mask.“Nearly 90,000 Americans have been killed by coronavirus, and the president is tweeting about me pulling my mask down for six seconds on Friday,” the reporter tweeted Sunday night.Her tweet was in response to one from Trump declaring her a “CNN faker.” The president took aim at Collins after his son, Eric Trump, posted a video of her removing the mask at the conclusion of a press briefing.Also Read: The Lancet Medical Journal Faults Trump's Coronavirus Response, Politicizing of Public Health“Just a reminder that @CNN is a total joke: ‘Mask-police CNN reporter @kaitlancollins caught removing hers at presser, as soon as she thought cameras were off,'” wrote the younger Trump.Trump spent Sunday attacking numerous news media figures by name. He attacked Collins’ CNN colleague Jake Tapper in a tweet that called CNN the “lamestream media” and suggested the network “illegally” smeared him and “got caught.”He also went after CBS News anchor Norah O’Donnell, saying she and “60 Minutes” have been “doing everything in their power to demean our Country, much to the benefit of the Radical Left Democrats.”“I also hope that Shari Redstone will take a look at her poorly performing gang,” he wrote, referencing the ViacomCBS chairwoman. ViacomCBS is the parent company of CBS. “She knows how to make things right!”Read original story CNN’s Kaitlan Collins Fires Back at Trump’s ‘Faker’ Taunt: ‘Nearly 90,000 Americans Have Been Killed’ At TheWrap
The president got irritated with two female reporters at a coronavirus briefing and abruptly left the Rose Garden.
President Donald Trump abruptly walked out of his own coronavirus briefing on Monday, refusing to answer any more questions, after a tense exchange with CBS’ Weijia Jiang and CNN’s Kaitlan Collins.During the Q&A portion of the press conference, Jiang asked Trump why testing in the U.S. was akin to a “global competition” for the president.“You’ve said many times that the U.S. is doing far better than any other country when it comes to testing. Why does that matter? Why is this a global competition to you if every day Americans are still losing their lives and we’re still seeing more cases every day?” Jiang asked.“Well, they’re losing their lives everywhere in the world. And maybe that’s a question you should ask China. Don’t ask me, ask China that question. When you ask them that question, you might get a very unusual question,” Trump said before pointing to a reporter behind Jiang.Also Read: White House Requires Staff to Wear Masks in West WingBefore another question was asked, Jiang — who is Asian American — asked Trump why he “specifically” told her to “ask China.”“I’m not saying it specifically to anybody. I’m saying it to anybody that would ask a nasty question,” the president said.“That’s not a nasty question. Why does it matter?” Jiang responded.Also Read: Trump Asks NBC News to Fire Chuck Todd After 'Meet the Press' Admits Airing 'Inaccurately' Edited ClipThe president refused to answer Jiang’s follow-up and pointed to a reporter “in the back” to ask their question next.“I have two questions,” CNN’s Kaitlan Collins began.“Nah, it’s okay,” Trump replied.“But you pointed to me. I have two questions, Mr. President,” Collins continued. The president refused to let the CNN reporter ask her questions and claimed that he was moving on because she “didn’t respond” when he first called on her.“I just wanted to let my colleague finish,” Collins said, referring to Jiang. Trump then refused to take any more questions from the White House reporters and abruptly left the stage.Watch the exchange below:Trump ends news conference amid clashes with journalists, after suggesting an Asian American reporter should "ask China" pic.twitter.com/4cmksFhfYu— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 11, 2020Read original story Trump Abruptly Ends Coronavirus Briefing After Tense Exchange With CBS, CNN Reporters At TheWrap
President says CNN journalist wouldn't understand because she's "not into the construction business."
CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins apologized over the weekend for posting tweets in college containing gay slurs.
The network's White House correspondent posted the "ignorant" tweets while at the University of Alabama in 2011.
"Maintaining the decorum that is due at the White House... is an issue," the vice president told Fox News.
"Just contemplate the notion of anybody associated with President Trump thinking that a reporter is rude."
If President Trump understands anything, it’s how to get his message to the American people.
The Fox News host issued a staunch defense of journalists everywhere, including himself.
A small change in President Trump’s travel plans Thursday morning left some members of the press corps suggesting the White House literally lied about whether the sky was blue to avoid facing questions.
The president of Fox News came to Kaitlan Collins’ defense, saying the network stands “in strong solidarity with CNN.”
Michael Avenatti can't stay away from CNN's cameras at Saturday's gala in Washington.