CNN’s Lemon: I wouldn’t have shaken Trump’s hand at Bush funeral: ‘Can’t fake the funk’


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CNN anchor Don Lemon declared late Wednesday that he would not have shaken hands with President Trump at former President George H.W. Bush’s funeral, saying he “can’t fake the funk” the way former President Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama did during the proceedings earlier in the day.

“I’m going to say that I don’t think I would shake hands with him. I would just … nope, couldn’t do it. I’m not that big a person,” Lemon told CNN’s Chris Cuomo during the handoff of the network’s 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. programs, which usually includes some banter between the two newsmen. “I would hope that I would be, but I don’t — I can’t fake the funk, as they say.”

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“They showed the ultimate respect for the office,” Lemon added in reference to the Obamas. “They do not have to show respect for someone who does not respect them.”

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  1. Karen December 6th, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Don Lemmon …. I doubt that you could ever deal with what President Trump deals with on a daily basis… You are one of the reasons that the President uses Twitter…. His lips to our ears & eyes without some “showboat” like you twisting his words… You disguste on so many levels…


  2. Ken G December 6th, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Don’t worry don President Trump wouldn’t be interested in shaking your hand either! You know u can’t fake the funk!


  3. Linda December 6th, 2018 at 8:54 am

    I can’t stand Lemon!!!!! Such an Ass!!!! I wouldn’t want to shake your hand idiot and I’m Sure Trump wouldn’t want to either!!!
    You are such a racist.
    You fit right in with the OB’s and the Clinton’s!!!!! ALL FAKE


  4. Rob December 6th, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Trump would be grossed out shaking the hand of a limp wristed, weak gay hand. Who knows where his hand was last.


  5. ZS December 6th, 2018 at 10:04 am

    He would shake your hand to show hes a much better person than you are. May have to disinfect his hand after shaking it. Still better man than a high yeller that thinks hes relevant but just a pos.


  6. B December 6th, 2018 at 10:44 am

    I wouldn’t shake Lemmon’s hand probablyhas an awful case of cooties!


  7. Sam December 6th, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Lemon that is because you are a drunk overgrown child. Any responsible adult would suck it up. But you sink to the level of the Clinton’s who have sold the souls to the devil.


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