Sep
13
Don Lemon on Donald Trump, Chris Cuomo & Bachelor Party


♪ ♪>>OH, MY GOD. WOW.>>Jimmy: I’M GLAD YOU’RE HERE, BUT THERE’S NEWS HAPPENING, SHOULDN’T YOU BE AT WORK?>>I’M ON RIGHT NOW. WE’RE COMPETING AGAINST EACH OTHER.>>Jimmy: YOU’RE COMPETING AGAINST YOURSELF IN A WEIRD WAY. HOW’S EVERYTHING GOING?>>IT’S GOING. IT’S A LITTLE EXHAUSTING. HOW’S IT GOING FOR YOU?>>Jimmy: WELL, IT IS EXHAUSTING. I WOULD IMAGINE IT’S MUCH MORE EXHAUSTING FOR YOU. WHEN DO YOU PREPARE YOUR SHOW?>>FIVE MINUTES BEFORE. IN THIS DAY AND AGE. WE START IN THE MORNING.>>Jimmy: START IN THE MORNING.>>LITERALLY, SOMETIMES FIVE MINUTES BEFORE THE SHOW.>>Jimmy: EVERYTHING CHANGES.>>EVERYTHING CHANGES. YOU DEAL WITH THE SAME THING, I’M SURE.>>Jimmy: IT MAKES ME CRAZY, AND I FEEL HE’S DOING IT TO ME ON PURPOSE.>>HE IS. HE’LL SAY SOMETHING IN FRONT OF THE HELICOPTER OR THE PLANE OR WHATEVER. EVEN AT NIGHT, THE WHOLE WORLD WILL CHANGE. I HAVE TO RELY ON MY PRODUCERS. YOU KNOW WHAT I SAY, YOU DO THE SAME THING I DO EXCEPT YOU DO IT WITH HUMOR. I’M NOT SURE WHOS HAS THE MORE IMPORTANT JOB, BECAUSE WE NEED TO LAUGH.>>Jimmy: NO, NO, IT’S NOT ME. I THINK IT’S GUILLERMO.>>I LOVE THE NAKED PICTURE OF YOU. THE PAINTING YOU WERE DOING.>>Jimmy: YEAH.>>I’D LIKE TO HANG THAT IN MY OFFICE.>>Jimmy: GUILLERMO, I GAVE IT TO YOU, BUT I THINK YOU SHOULD GIVE IT TO DON.>>YEAH, SURE, I’LL GO GET IT IN YOU WANT TO.>>Jimmy: YEAH, WE’RE DOING SOMETHING FOR ALS. I’M GOING TO DRAW A PICTURE OF SOMEBODY. AND THEY CAN BE NUDE IF THEY WANT TO.>>ALL RIGHT.>>Jimmy: THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT THE HELL’S GOING ON. DON, HUNDREYOU HAD A, I GUESS ID BE SKRIEFDESCRIBED AS A SURPRIS. YOU WAKE UP TO A TWEET TO WHICH THE PRESIDENT SAYS CNN’S DON LEMON, THE DUMBEST MAN ON TELEVISION, WHEN ASKING A DEBATE QUESTION THAT I WAS A RACIST WHEN I AM IN FACT THE LEAST RACIST PERSON IN THE WORLD WHICH HE ALSO PUT IN QUOTES, AS IF ANYONE OTHER THAN HIM HAS CALLED HIM THAT. WHAT GOES THROUGH YOUR HEAD WHEN YOU SEE THIS?>>THAT’S NOT THE FIRST TIME HE’S SAID THAT TO ME. HE SAID THAT TO ME IN INTERVIEWS IN 2015, 2016. HE DIDN’T SAY HE WASN’T. HE JUST SAID HE WAS THE LEAST RACIST. WHAT DOES THAT FEEL LIKE? HE’S TWEETED ABOUT YOU.>>Jimmy: YEAH, BUT NOT THAT. YOU’RE NOT EVEN THE DUMBEST DON ON TELEVISION. THERE’S HIM, THERE’S HIS SON. RIGHT OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD.>>I’M SO GLAD MY NAME IS NOT DONALD. IT’S JUST DON. I JUST KIND OF BLOW IT OFF. I DON’T EVEN FOLLOW HIM ANYMORE.>>Jimmy: YOU DON’T?>>NO, IT’S TOO MUCH. CAN YOU BE INFORMED WITHOUT BEING INUNDATED.>>Jimmy: DO YOU EVER TURN YOURSELF OFF COMPLETELY TO THE NEWS. YOU TAKE A BREAK AND SAY I’M NOT PAYING ATTENTION TO ANY OF THIS STUFF.>>I TRY, BUT YOU’RE NOT HELPING.>>Jimmy: AT NIGHT?>>MY FIANCE AND I HAVE A NO-TRUMP POLICY. EVERYWHERE I GO PEOPLE WANT TO TALK TO ME ABOUT IT. IT’S THE FIRST THING THEY DO. I DO IT FOR TWO HOURS EVERY NIGHT ON CNN, FIVE NIGHTS A WEEK. IT’S EXHAUSTING. SO IT DOESN’T OFTEN WORK WELL, ESPECIALLY WITH MY MOM.>>Jimmy: OH, YOUR MOM, YOUR MOM CAUGHT UP WITH ALL OF THIS?>>MY MOM IS OBSESSED, JIMMY.>>Jimmy: MY MOTHER’S COMPLETELY OBSESSED.>>DO YOU TALK, FIRST THING?>>Jimmy: OH, YEAH, WE TALK ABOUT IT A LOT.>>ON THE WAY HOME IS WHEN I DECOMPRESS AND CALL MY MOM IN THE CAR. THAT’S HOW I KNOW SHE’S DOING OKAY. SHE’S LIKE, I CAN’T BELIEVE HE DID THIS, AND THIS SEGMENT YOU DID ON THIS.>>Jimmy: SHE WATCHES YOU EVERY NIGHT?>>SHE RECORDS AND SHE’LL WATCH THE REBROADCAST.>>Jimmy: THAT’S GOOD.>>WHEN I GO HOME TO VISIT HER I HAVE A COUPLE DAYS OFF WHEN I GO TO LOUISIANA. AND I GO HOME TO VISIT HER. I GET OUT OF THE CAR, AND SHE HAS THIS LITTLE PORCH OFF THE GARAGE. THERE’S A GIANT FLAT SCREEN ON THE PORCH. IT’S ON CNN. I WALK INTO THE FAMILY ROOM. THERE’S A GIANT FLAT SCREEN OVER THE FIREPLACE, IT’S ON CNN. IN THE KITCHEN A TV ON CNN. IN THE GUEST ROOM, A TELEVISION ON CNN. THEY’RE ON, EXCEPT FOR THE GUEST ROOM, 24 HOURS A DAY. IF YOU TURN THEM OFF — >>Jimmy: IT’S ON ALL DAY LONG. WHO, BESIDES YOU IS HER FAVORITE ANCHOR?>>THAT’S A POINT OF CONTENTION. I THINK IT’S CHRIS CUOMO. CHRIS DOESN’T TALK BACK. SHE AND I GET INTO MOM-SON ARGUMENTS, BUT CHRIS JUST LOVES HER.>>Jimmy: HE KNOWS YOUR MOM. >>YEAH, THEY HANG OUT.>>Jimmy: CHRIS HANGS OUT WITH YOUR MOTHER?>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: REALLY? CHRIS AND YOU ARE FRIENDS.>>PEOPLE DON’T BELIEVE WE ARE, WE GO FISHING AND WE HANG OUT ON THE WEEKENDS. MY MOM SAYS HE IS, WE WERE AT LUNCH AND SHE SAID WHAT ARE YOU DOING? I SAID WE’RE HANGING OUT. HAVING LUNCH WITH CHRIS. AND SHE SAYS HE’S LIKE THE BROTHER YOU NEVER HAD.>>Jimmy: WHAT DOES HE EAT? DOES HE EAT WITH HIS HANDS?>>I CAN’T TELL YOU. BESIDES STEROIDS? I’M JUST KIDDING, CHRIS.>>Jimmy: HE IS LIKE THE BROTHER YOU NEVER HAD.>>BESIDES STEROIDS AND TEQUILA. HE EATS EVERYTHING. HE HAD POPCORN SHRIMP AND HE’S HUGE. HE’S VERY, VERY INTENSE. JO>>Jimmy: HE’S A BIG, SCARYISH GUY. YOU MENTIONED YOUR FIANCE. WHEN ARE YOU GETTING MARRIED?>>I HAVEN’T FIGURED IT OUT. BUT IT’S JUST LIKE HETEROSEXUAL PEOPLE. BECAUSE IT’S LIKE WHEN ARE WE DOING IT, AND THE OTHER ONE IS LIKE, CAN’T WE JUST BE ENGAGED FOR A WHILE?>>Jimmy: BECAUSE YOU DON’T WANT TO GO THROUGH THE WHOLE THING?>>BECAUSE WE’VE HAD TWO ENGAGEMENT PARTIES, AND THEY’VE BEEN PRETTY BIG AFFAIRS. OTHER PEOPLE HAVE THROWN THEM FOR US. SORT OF FAMOUS PEOPLE. AND YOU GET LIKE FIVE MINUTES WITH EVERYONE, AND I WOULD RATHER NOT DO THAT. I WOULD RATHER ELOPE AND GO TO SOMEPLACE REALLY NICE AND JUST HAVE ME, HIM AROUND THE DOGS. I THINK HE WOULD WANT A BIGGER AFFAIR.>>Jimmy: CAN YOU HAVE TWO WEDDINGS?>>I MEAN, I CAN PROBABLY HAVE AS MANY WEDDINGS AS I WANT.>>Jimmy: HOW WOULD IT WORK FOR THE BACHELOR PARTY?>>ARE YOU GOING TO HELP ME PAY FOR IT?>>Jimmy: THE BACHELOR PARTY?>>THE WHOLE THING.>>Jimmy: OH, NO. THE BACHELOR PARTY I’D PROBABLY BE IN FOR.>>BACHELOR PARTY, REMEMBER, IT’S A GAY BACHELOR PARTY.>>Jimmy: EVEN BETTER. I’VE NEVER HAD ONE OF THOSE.>>IS IT COME BEING AND HANGING DRINKING OR ARE YOU POPPING OUT OF THE CAKE?>>Jimmy: IF WE CAN SAVE A LITTLE BIT OF MONEY, I’LL POP OUT OF THE CAKE. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] YOU GUYS WILL BE LIKE “GET BACK IN THE CAKE”!>>I THINK WE MIGHT LIKE THAT. I’M HAVING A PRE-BACHELOR PARTY IN A COUPLE WEEKS. ALL MY COLLEGE BUDDIES ARE COMING FROM LOUISIANA.>>Jimmy: YOU KNOW WHAT KIND OF CAKE WE’RE HAVING AT OUR BACHELOR PARTY? A LEMON CAKE. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR IMPENDING NUPTIALS AND KEEP GOING, KEEP MAKING MOM HAPPY EVERY NIGHT.>>A HUGE, HUGE FAN.>>Jimmy: THANK YOU, DON.>>Jimmy: DON LEMON! WATCH “CNN TONIG