WATCH: CNN’s Cuomo Calls Lemon ‘Petty and Small’ for Saying He Wouldn’t Have Shaken Trump’s Hand at Bush Funeral

CNN’s Chris Cuomo shook things up on Wednesday evening, calling Don Lemon “petty and small” for saying that he wouldn’t have shaken President Donald Trump’s hand at George Bush’s funeral.

The exchange took place during the switch over from Cuomo Prime Time to Don Lemon Tonight.

Lemon had a production assistant join him to demonstrate what one president blowing off another president looks like.


“Poor Don. You’re petty and small,” Cuomo responded.

Lemon got defensive and said “I’m not petty and small. That’s real, brother. That’s real. And it shows you — “

“Real petty and small,” Cuomo interjected.

The back and forth continued as Cuomo acted as a voice of reason.

“You keep saying, “Me, me, I, I.” They are former presidents. They represent something,” Cuomo said.

“I’m talking about a lot of folks. I know a lot of people are going to agree with me. This is about humanity. It’s not about an office. This is about human decency. Sometimes you have to teach people,” Lemon responded.

Cuomo interjected to say that, “Just because they agree with you doesn’t mean you’re right.”

“Somebody’s got to be bigger, especially in the presidency,” Cuomo added.

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