President Donald Trump spent most of the 2016 campaign touting police officers, soldiers, border patrol agents and anyone else that would fit into his “tough on crime” image. Since he and his cadre of accomplices has become the target of an extensive investigation, CNN’s Don Lemon noted the president has decided to attack “law and order” as well as anyone affiliated with justice.
“The president of the United States is lying about the FBI, attacking the FBI, and attacking the rule of law in this country,” Lemon explained. “How does that make any sense?”
He went on to tell his Monday audience that issues like this aren’t ideological, left versus right, Democrat versus Republican, but about “truth versus lies.”
It’s about “reality versus non-reality, ‘Twilight Zone’ stuff, alternative facts,” he continued. “This is not about ideology at all. People like to make it into that. That’s is not it. The rule of law and as for the president’s attacks — this president’s attacks on his own Justice Department — you know who else does that? Russia. Or as he says, ‘Rusher.”
The recent report released by the Senate Intelligence Committee detailed the extensive campaign run by the Russians. CNN host Chris Cuomo did a segment outlining the “uncanny” way in which the Trump campaign targeted people in the exact same way Russia did.
“You would think one of the things that this president would care about the most would be the rule of law, wouldn’t you?” Lemon wondered. “After all, Donald Trump — remember this? He claimed over and over and over to be the law and order candidate and then the law and order president.”
Lemon played a super-cut of moments at which Trump touted his power over safety and America’s strength. Yet, when it comes to things like Russia or North Korea, the president curls up like a kitten waiting for an ear-scratch.
“This president, who says he’s all about law and order, seems to have trouble separating what’s legal from what isn’t,” Lemon wondered. “So, the president has railed about flipping, actually arguing that it should be illegal for people facing prosecution to cooperate with the government.”
Watch Lemon’s full takedown below: