At the conclusion of a panel discussion on the resignation of White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, CNN host Don Lemon said "Trump supporters" who are watching "state-run" 'Trump TV,' referring to FOX News, don't even know about her departure because the channel is not covering it nor the "White House imploding behind him." (UPDATE: Don Lemon said he misspoke.)
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"I was sitting in my office and was watching all the news channels, right -- Trump TV or state-run TV, they're not even reporting this," Lemon said Wednesday night. "So, Trump supporters, they don't even know about these stories, it doesn't even register, that's the amazing thing. We cover all of these things every day. The White House imploding behind him, and he's standing there going, 'nothing to see here."
"His supporters probably don't even realize the extent of it," Lemon lamented.
UPDATE 3/1: FOX News did cover Hope Hicks' resignation at least 3 times before Lemon's 10pm show.
White House correspondent John Roberts announced the news on Neil Cavuto's show.
Chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reported the news on Special Report.
The Special Report panel discussed the news.
FNC's Roberts tweeted Thursday: "WE REPORTED IT MULTIPLE TIMES. I REPORTED IT ON NEIL CAVUTO'S SHOW - AND ON THE FIVE. AND AGAIN AT THE TOP OF THE 6PM SHOW. AND WE DID IT AT THE TOP OF THE 7PM SHOW. CLEARLY SOMEONE IS NOT WATCHING FOX, BUT SAYING THEY ARE."
WE REPORTED IT MULTIPLE TIMES. I REPORTED IT ON NEIL CAVUTO'S SHOW - AND ON THE FIVE. AND AGAIN AT THE TOP OF THE 6PM SHOW. AND WE DID IT AT THE TOP OF THE 7PM SHOW. CLEARLY SOMEONE IS NOT WATCHING FOX, BUT SAYING THEY ARE. https://t.co/Jdci8XRezL— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) March 1, 2018
UPDATE @2:03PM: CNN's Don Lemon has tweeted he "misspoke."
FYI.. Last night, in an attempt to make a broader point about Fox News prime time I misspoke. I should have been more specific.— Don Lemon (@donlemon) March 1, 2018