In the discussion, which occurred over the weekend, the host, Don Lemon, and two Trump critics, op-ed writer Wajahat Ali and Republican Rick Wilson, suggest that Trump supporters are illiterate “rubes” who can’t read a map or do basic math.
Speaking of Sec. of State Mike Pompeo, Wilson said that he “knows deep in his heart that Donald Trump couldn’t find Ukraine on a map if you had the letter U and a picture of an actual physical crane next to it” — a line that Lemon found side-splittingly hilarious.
Wilson then widened his mockery to include Trump’s “base” of supporters. “He knows that this is, you know, an administration defined by ignorance of the world, and so that’s partly him playing to their base and playing to their audience, you know, credulous boomer rube demo that back Donald Trump, that wants to think that Donald Trump’s a smart one, and y’all — y’all elitists are dumb,” said Wilson, adopting a southern accent.
“You elitists with your geography and your maps and your spelling…” mocked Ali.
Don Lemon, the dumbest man on television (with terrible ratings!). https://t.co/iQXCc7lvCt— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2020
Dear @TheRickWilson,— Gracie, Chief Fun Officer ❄ (@nomorenightowl) January 28, 2020
I'm neither a Boomer nor an ignoramus. I'm an excellent speller and I aced geography. I am college educated and sit in the C-suite. I don't talk like I just walked off the set of Hee Haw. I personally dislike Donald Trump. You know what I dislike even more? https://t.co/oStMqmIF0t
Every day you turn more and more folks who hate Trump into his future voters. The people who wouldn't vote for him in 2016 and were planning on doing the same in 2020 are done with your shit.— Gracie, Chief Fun Officer ❄ (@nomorenightowl) January 28, 2020
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Keep going on CNN and making an ass of yourself. It'll make Donald Trump's reelection all the much sweeter for those of us who you look down on.— Gracie, Chief Fun Officer ❄ (@nomorenightowl) January 28, 2020