Donald Trump has managed to get surrounded by controversy, yet again. His last speech was so fake that it made Don Lemon speak his heart out on live TV. From downplaying the crowd size to bashing fake news, Trump made several controversial remarks that isn't sitting well with the public.
The CNN anchor condemned President Trump’s Tuesday’s speech, calling his statements “a total eclipse of the facts.”
Here's what Don Lemon had to say about Trump
“I’m just going to speak from the heart here. What we witnessed is a total eclipse of the facts,” said Lemon after Trump finished speaking.
“Someone who came out on stage and lied directly the American people and left things out that he said in an attempt to rewrite history, especially when it comes to Charlottesville.”
Don then proceeded to call Trump “unhinged” and said that the situation is embarrassing for the whole country. “A man who is so petty that he has to go after people he deems to be his enemy, like an imaginary friend of a 6-year-old,” he continued.
Trump blames "fake news" once again!
Trump’s response to the Charlottesville violence was controversial as it is, but his recent speech has attracted even more notoriety.
He spent 45 minutes in front of a crowd in Phoenix, Arizona bashing “fake news” and defending his Charlottesville response, while leaving out his absurd “many sides” remark.
He's made things worse for him with the comments in this rally, condemning "thugs" involved in the Charlottesville clash.
"What happened in Charlottesville strikes at the core of America. Tonight this entire arena stands united in forceful condemnation of the thugs who perpetrate hatred and violence," said the President.
He somehow managed to put the blame on the media for his shortcomings saying, "They don't report the facts. Just like they don't want to report that I spoke out forcefully against hatred, bigotry and violence and strongly condemned the Neo-Nazis, the white supremacists and the KKK."
Trump says there weren't "too many people"
Before and after Trump's speech, several anti-Trump protesters clashed with his supporters outside. Police have not released the estimate of the protesters present but Arizona media estimates that it's in several thousands.
But Trump was singing a different tune in his speech saying, ""And just so you know from the secret service, there aren't too many people outside protesting, OK?"