BREAKING: CNN host Don Lemon was caught in a massive lie about Donald Trump’s White House this week, and it immediately came back to bite him.
The Hill reported that Fox News correspondent John Roberts went off on Lemon on Thursday for claiming that Fox did not cover the resignation of White House Communications Director Hope Hicks.
“I was sitting in my office and was watching all the news channels, right — Trump TV or state-run TV, they’re not even reporting this,” Lemon said on Wednesday night. “So Trump supporters, they don’t even know about these stories. It doesn’t even register. That’s the amazing thing. We cover all of these things every day. The White House is imploding behind [President Trump], and he’s standing there going, ‘Nothing to see here.’”
Roberts, who was a CNN correspondent from 2006-2011, fired back at Lemon the next day by pointing out that this is a blatant lie.
“We reported it multiple times,” Roberts wrote in all-caps. “I reported it on Neil Cavuto’s show and on The Five. And again on the top of the 6 p.m. show. And we did it at the top of the 7 p.m. show. Clearly someone is not watching Fox, but saying they are.”
WE REPORTED IT MULTIPLE TIMES. I REPORTED IT ON NEIL CAVUTO’S SHOW – AND ON THE FIVE. AND AGAIN AT THE TOP OF THE 6PM SHOW. AND WE DID IT AT THE TOP OF THE 7PM SHOW. CLEARLY SOMEONE IS NOT WATCHING FOX, BUT SAYING THEY ARE. https://t.co/Jdci8XRezL
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) March 1, 2018
It has since been confirmed that Fox covered the resignation in prime time on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” “Hannity,” “The Ingraham Angle” and “Fox News at Night.” Realizing he had been caught redhanded in a lie, Lemon tried to backtrack on Thursday afternoon.
“FYI.. Last night, in an attempt to make a broader point about Fox News prime time I misspoke. I should have been more specific,” Lemon tweeted.
FYI.. Last night, in an attempt to make a broader point about Fox News prime time I misspoke. I should have been more specific.
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) March 1, 2018
Twitter users, however, weren’t having any of Lemon’s nonsense:
You did not “misspoke” – you flat out lied. You said you were watching TV and not a single FOX show reported Hicks leaving. In fact, SIX shows started out with Hope leaving. Man up and admit your bias. Otherwise, you have zero credibility. Misspoke my asshttps://t.co/hOn3o4huZ0
— AtlantaStu (@AtlantaStu) March 1, 2018
Drinking on the job again??? You didn’t misspeak, you misled. There is a difference. Part of the reason why @CNN is not a trustworthy network. Good that you have been called out by @FoxNews and others.
— Ric Hobby (@hobby_ric) March 1, 2018
Thats called a lie, you’ve lost all credibility too ever call anyone out with your weak ass response to being caught.
— Mike Parker (@MJP1313) March 1, 2018