CNN Hosts Get in Heated Argument After Lemon’s ‘Petty and Small’ Remark on Shaking Trump’s Hand

CNN hosts Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo got into a heated exchange about a simple moment between President Donald Trump and the former presidents while at the funeral for former President George H.W. Bush.

As IJR previously reported, Trump had an awkward entrance into the state funeral for Bush when he was seated next to several people that he wasn’t on the best of terms with, including former President Barack Obama and his former opponent, Hillary Clinton.

When he sat down, he reached over and shook the hands of the Obamas. He also shook hands with former President George W. Bush after he entered the church and made his way over to greet the former presidents.

The greetings between the former presidents and Trump were brief and courteous, albeit awkward. There didn’t appear to be many words exchanged because, after all, they were not there for a political rally. They were there to honor the life of a great man and former president.

Still, Lemon told his fellow CNN host that he thinks that, had he been in Obama’s shoes, he wouldn’t have offered his hand to Trump. In fact, he even demonstrated the manner in which he would have snubbed the president.

In response, his fellow CNN host called him “petty” and “small.”

Watch the video below:

LEMON: You don’t have to show respect for that kind of person. Let me show you.

CUOMO: You didn’t have to but…

LEMON: Let me show you what I would have done.

CUOMO: You’re petty and small.

LEMON: I’m not petty and small. That’s real, brother. That’s real.

CUOMO: Yeah. Real petty and small.

LEMON: Nope, it’s not. This is not about ideology. This is about the way someone conducts themselves.

Clearly, Lemon and Cuomo don’t see eye to eye on the what it means to be the bigger person.

What do you think?

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Patti Harrison

What utterly disgusting and tacky rudeness!!! Don Lemon should be fired!!!!


This is one of the reasons why he calls you fake news. Like him or not he is the PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES.

Pat Warnock

CNN Lemon suffers from common decency deficit syndrome.


I can only imagine how blissful it must be up in Lemon’s stratosphere, so superior to the rest of the beings on the planet. He is the personification of labeling and objectifying human beings. Yes, I am sure Trump suffers from the same affliction. Lemon is the typical Liberal Socialist Democrat whose ideology obscures any semblance of of humility or decency. It is what is wrong with America these days.

Hector Espada

Let us be clear. Lemmon is nothing but ghettothug . I love that CNN has him on. Let’s folks see what an enemy of the country looks like.


Surprise: where Lemon is small and petty Cuomo is big and crucial. Was Cuomo being artfully homophobic?


Speaking of “small”, petty, and bitter Lemon checks all those.

I wonder if he didn’t check the “black” and “gay” boxes whether he’d still be on CNN. But that’s giving CNN credit for pandering. Maybe the big check is massively TDS, to the exclusion of ALL other news.


Lemon IS petty and small! Also self-centered, narcissistic, and, quite often, down-right despicable!





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