Saturday, March 26, 2016

CNN's Don Lemon Shuts Down Trump Surrogate Who Couldn't Answer Direct Question

Wow. Things got testy last night on CNN when Donald Trump surrogate Omarosa Manigualt tried to avoid a direct answer to a question posed by anchor Don Lemon.

Via Raw Story:

Lemon began the segment by asking asking former Apprentice star and Trump backer Omarosa Manigualt about the Trump campaign’s “over the top” attack on Heidi Cruz on Twitter.

Omarosa began by saying “I don’t think we should start there” and attempted to talk about the Super PAC that ran an ad featuring a cheesecake photo of Melania Trump, only to have the CNN host shut her down.

“No no no. I’m not gonna let you do that. Omarosa, stop! ” Lemon said.

“Omarosa, stop! Okay, let’s stop. Cut the mic” he continued as she tried to talk over him. “We’re not doing that. I want everyone on this panel to answer the question directly, and I will let you –”

“You can ask questions, but you can’t answer them, Don,” Omarosa interrupted, leading to Lemon to cut the segment short with “We’ll be right back” before going to commercial.

Personally, I support Lemon here. I've grown weary of candidates or their representatives ducking/avoiding answer direct questions. You can get to your "spin" but answer the questions posed to you.

Trump's people will say Omarosa wasn't giving the proper "anti-Trump" answer. But, seriously people, stop I'm showing up to news shows with only pre-packaged talking points, with the intention to only deflect to scripted sound bites.

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