Tuesday night, the neo-Nazi-sympathizer-in-chief stood before a crowd in Phoenix—the size of which he and his cult predictably exaggerated—and proceeded to vomit a litany of lies. During the speech, delivered just 10 days after the Charlottesville terror attack, Trump once again threw neo-Nazis a bone by peppering his meltdown with racist dog whistles and words of support for a guy who was recently fired for tweeting a Nazi salute.
Following Trump's latest display of delusion, CNN's Don Lemon cunningly voiced the concerns of everyone who's not in the Trump cult in an impassioned, off-the-cuff assessment. "Well, what do you say to that?" he said. "I'm just gonna speak from the heart here. What we have witnessed was a total eclipse of the facts, someone who came out on stage and lied directly to the American people and left things out that he said in an attempt to rewrite history, especially when it comes to Charlottesville. He's unhinged. It's embarrassing, and I don’t mean for us, the media, because he went after us, but for the country. This is who we elected president of the United States? A man who is so petty that he has to go after people who he deems to be his enemy like an imaginary friend of a six-year-old?"
Lemon added that Trump's speech was devoid of facts and showed a lack of sanity. "He was like a child blaming a sibling on something else. 'He did it, I didn't do it,'" he said. "He certainly opened up the race wound from Charlottesville. A man clearly wounded by the rational people who are abandoning him in droves, meaning those business people, and the people in Washington now who are questioning his fitness for office and whether he is stable. A man backed into a corner, it seems, by circumstances beyond his control and beyond his understanding. That's the truth. If you watched that speech as an American, you had to be thinking, what in the world is going on?"
During the speech, Trump was broadcast live on CNN telling his cult that CNN had cut the live feed of his CNN-streamed speech. Presumably, the cult believed him.
Trump also addressed his embarrassingly belated comments on neo-Nazi groups in the wake of the Charlottesville attack. As anyone with a fully functioning brain will recall, Trump very quickly backpedaled on those comments in subsequent statements, instead returning to a public stance of defense regarding the hate groups. During Tuesday's display of unfounded ego, Trump made a point to omit his multiple claims that blame was due on both "sides" of the attack.
No surprise there. After all, Trump is the same fragile little prick who spent years propagating a racist conspiracy theory against President Barack Obama.