President Donald Trump has spread conspiracy theories about his predecessor, President Barack Obama, for over a decade.
He most famously fueled a conspiracy theory that the President wasn't born in the United States and that his birth certificate was fraudulent. The false claim sparked racist fury against President Obama for the duration of his presidency.
And when he's not spreading conspiracy theories about him, Trump blames Obama for his own failures.
A recent retweet from Trump managed to do both of those things simultaneously.
Trump echoed claims from far-Right commentator David J. Harris that Obama was secretly running the investigation into Russian election interference in an effort to hurt Donald Trump.
This latest conspiracy theory didn't sit well with CNN's Don Lemon, who called out Trump's petty obsession with Obama during a primetime segment.
.@DonLemon destroys Donald Trump for his obsession with Barack Obama https://t.co/Lw4yR715lA— Edward Hardy (@Edward Hardy)1588599000.0
"What is it about President Obama that really gets under your skin? Is it because he's smarter than you? Better educated? Made it on his own—didn't need Daddy's help? Wife is more accomplished? Better looking? I don't know, what is it, what is it about him? That he's a black man that's accomplished being president? That he punked you on the whole birth certificate thing? What is it about him? Just wondering."
In case you forgot, the President is by no means a fan of Don Lemon, frequently referring to him as "the dumbest man on television."
Don Lemon, the dumbest man on television (with terrible ratings!). https://t.co/iQXCc7lvCt— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1580189217.0
Wow! CNN Ratings are WAY DOWN, record lows. People are getting tired of so many Fake Stories and Anti-Trump lies. C… https://t.co/Ea5ht1JxPX— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1558667986.0
CNN’s Don Lemon, the dumbest man on television, insinuated last night while asking a debate “question” that I was a… https://t.co/9MqfpVD9x8— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1564587063.0
The President has yet to respond to Lemon's latest segment, but it's easy to imagine what he'd say.
Others are praising the host for his frankness.
Wow. Don Lemon read trump for filth. HERE FOR IT.— Imani Gandy ☄️🌏🔥 (@Imani Gandy ☄️🌏🔥)1588601357.0
Don Lemon is a whole mood right here. https://t.co/m6jJcoFX64— Celeste Ng (@Celeste Ng)1588591506.0
Now that's how you call out racism👏👏👏 I'm sure Don Lemon's getting under Trumps orange skin😉 https://t.co/1WWdaYZkGO— Alison Greene (@Alison Greene)1588584614.0
Don Lemon absolutely destroys Donald Trump for his negative obsession with President Barack Obama https://t.co/F1LL2RGrUt— Palmer Report (@Palmer Report)1588581721.0
The segment is likely to get under Trump's skin because nothing Lemon said was false.
I could watch this 1,000 times. Good for Don Lemon. Everything he said about President Barack Obama was true and Tr… https://t.co/9FFI0I92ZA— ✨ Ed🤦🏽♂️ ✨ (@✨ Ed🤦🏽♂️ ✨)1588567058.0
I didn't always agree with #PresidentBarackObama politically, but I always thought he was smart, talented, compassi… https://t.co/nX6vzRSWJn— krista (@krista)1588594596.0
Trump Supporters...Don Lemon spoke nothing but the truth!!! #DonLemon https://t.co/IDKkvjWuAk— Sweet Sweetness K (@Sweet Sweetness K)1588561538.0
For a deeper look into Trump's ineptitude, check out A Very Stable Genius, available here.