CNN was forced off the air on Thursday night after a bomb threat disrupted the filming of Don Lemon’s show and prompted the evacuation of the block the network’s building is on.
The threat came in just moments after Donald Trump unleashed an unhinged series of tweets, which Lemon discussed when he finally got back on the air with a rough feed from the street.
Wearing a Canada Goose Jacket and chatting with correspondent Brian Stelter while using his AirPods to mic the conversation, Lemon said that the fact that the threat followed quickly behind Trump’s tweets was suspicious.
“We don’t know, but the timing is suspicious,” Lemon said. “But we don’t know.”
In October, CNN was targeted with a mail bomb by a Trump superfan known as the MAGAbomber.
Stelter, whose iPhone provided the feed used to broadcast the network around the world, said he didn’t blame Trump.
“That’s the responsibility of the criminal, that’s not the responsibility of anybody else,” he said.
Trump furious with Steve King for crippling his re-election chances in Iowa: CNN’s April Ryan
Sitting in with CNN's Victor Blackwell on Sunday morning, contributor April Ryan relayed that Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is in big trouble not only with his party over his latest comments about rape and incest, but that Donald Trump is aggravated with him too because he may impact the president's chances in Iowa in the 2020 election.
With King reeling from the fallout from his own comments made during an appearance earlier in the week, Ryan said that his days may be numbered because senior Republicans want him gone too.
‘Not surprised at all that the president sides with the white nationalists’: Native American Congresswoman
One of the first two Native America women blasted President Donald Trump for siding with white nationalists on Saturday.
Following the fatal "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville in 2017, Trump claimed there were "fine people" on both sides when he defended the alt-Right and Neo-Nazi event.
Two years later, Trump has gone even further, blaming only the anti-fascist activists confronting far-right marching in Portland, Oregon in a way that reminds many of the invasion of Charlottesville.
Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM) was asked about Trump's tweet by CNN's Ana Cabrera.
Heather Heyer’s mom says things have gotten worse since Charlottesville — but she has a solution
CNN's Ana Cabrera on Saturday interviewed Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer. Her daughter was murdered by a white nationalist terrorist during the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017.
"When you watch what’s happening in Portland, thankfully everything right now is peaceful, but does it sort of give you that knee-jerk reaction where your hackles kind of go up, just given everything your family has been through?" Cabrera asked.
"My hackles don’t really go down anymore," Bro replied. "I am constantly tracking these things around the country as they happen. Yeah, I think after two years ago, mine will never completely go down again."