Lemon Scolds Ex-Trump Spox for Saying Trump Was ‘Right About the Iraq War’ to Justify Wiretap Tweets

During a panel discussion on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, host Don Lemon rebuked one panelist for bringing up unrelated topics when trying to make the case that President Donald Trump’s tweets accusing his predecessor of wiretapping him are backed by evidence and valid. Lemon first played a clip of Trump’s interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson in which Trump said he sent out the tweets because he read it in the New York Times. After that, CNN political commentator and former Trump spokesperson Jason Miller pushed back against comments made by executive political editor Mark Preston, who said it seems Trump doesn’t have evidence while also referencing House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes’ remarks today. Miller noted that Nunes stated that they were still waiting on more information from the intelligence community before pointing out that Nunes also expressed concern about American citizens caught up in surveillance sweeps. “None of this says Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower,” Lemon interjected. “That’s what his tweet says.” After a bit more of a go-round involving all three men, with Lemon again highlighting that Trump wasn’t tweeting about surveillance in general, Miller then tried a different tactic. “The president was right about the Iraq War,” Miller noted. “He was right about Anthony Wiener’s laptop.” “That has nothing to do with the price of tea,” Lemon shot back. “That’s not what we’re talking about!” “He’s called so many of these things right,” Miller concluded. Watch the exchange above, via CNN. [image via screengrab]Follow Justin Baragona on Twitter: @justinbaragona

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