Lemon Criticizes Trump-Obama Funeral Handshake, Cuomo Disagrees

CNN hack Don Lemon just can’t help himself. On Wednesday, the cable news host said that he would not have shaken President Trump’s hand at the memorial service for President George H.W. Bush if he had been in former president Barack Obama’s place. He’s not nearly as big a man as Obama, who did shake the president’s hand, Lemon proclaimed in a nauseating attempt at broadcasting his humility. But fellow CNN host Chris Cuomo condemned Lemon—it’s about showing respect in an important moment for the country, Cuomo rebutted. The Obamas don’t have to show respect, Lemon said—and shouldn’t, given Trump’s attitude toward Barack, he went on.

—QUOTABLE: “Nope, couldn’t do it. I’m not that big a person. I would hope that I would be, but I don’t — I can’t fake the funk as they say. I’m not saying the Obamas did that, but there they go, right there.” -Lemon

—QUOTABLE: “I don’t think it’s about faking the funk. I think it’s about showing respect for something bigger than them.” -Cuomo

CNN’s Cuomo, Lemon Smooch

But did they consummate? CNN’s Chris Cuomo gave fellow show host Don Lemon a big, fat kiss on the cheek when Fredo’s show ended and Lemon’s began on Wednesday night. The smooch was in celebration of the two attacking White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders after she said that while President Trump was calling for unity after a string of bomb threats, CNN bigwig Jeff Zucker “chose to attack and divide” by blaming the bombs on the president. CNN’s New York City offices were among the would-be terrorist’s targets.