Yikes! CNN’s Don Lemon was forced to shut down an interview with conservative commentator Kurt Schlichter on live air after he turned what was supposed to be a conversation about Donald Trump into a nasty rant about Bill Clinton’s sexual past. See the heated exchange here!
Good for you, Don Lemon! The CNN anchor was attempting to have a discussion about Donald Trump‘s very inappropriate comments regarding Hillary Clinton‘s 2008 loss to Barak Obama during his show on Dec. 23 when things took a turn for the worst. His guest, conservative commentator Kurt Schlichter, seemed to only want to rant about Bill Clinton‘s past sex life, forcing Don to become incredibly heated before pulling the plug on the interview entirely! Click here to watch!
Kurt was originally invited on Don’s show to discuss Trump’s sexist remarks about Hillary’s loss to President Obama in the 2008 election and her disappearance from the Democratic debate on Dec. 19 — an incident Trump referred to as “too disgusting” to talk about. However, it soon became clear that Kurt had no intentions of bad-mouthing Trump as he steered the conversation into what can only be described as a rant about former President Bill Clinton’s sex life.
“Don, it’s gonna take a lot more for me to get upset at a woman who enabled a guy who turned the Oval Office into a frat house and his intern into a humidor,” Kurt said referring to President Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky. “You know, I just don’t care. I so don’t care. I would need Stephen Hawking to find the theoretical limit of how little I care about Donald Trump’s silly jokes.”
“I just think it’s silly,” Kurt added. “Look he’s running against Hillary Clinton, he’s running against a sexual harasser and abuser’s enabler, I don’t know why we’re not talking about that.”
It was at that point however that Don stepped in, asking Kurt to stay on topic and discuss Hillary, rather than the actions of her husband. Unfortunately, Kurt didn’t stop there, and instead fired back with a comment about how he couldn’t respect someone who was “given the choice to stand with a serial sexual abuser.”
“Stop, stop, stop, stop! That’s not fair,” Don interjected, clearly having had enough of Kurt’s nasty tirade. “That’s not fair. Can we stop that please?” The CNN host then, seemingly talking to his producer and Kurt simultaneously, continued: “Yes, I want to end this. This is the lowest of the low and it has nothing to do with Hillary Clinton. It is just a cheap shot. Will you turn him off? Thank you, we’re done.” And that ladies and gentlemen is how you shut down an inappropriate interview like a boss! Kudos to Don for putting an end to the disgusting, sexist rhetoric that has become all too common throughout this election.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think — was Don right to shut down the interview after Kurt’s nasty rant? Sound off below!