Last Saturday, a CNN panel showed us all what they think of President Donald Trump’s supporters.
CNN guest Rick Wilson got the party rolling by saying that “Donald Trump couldn’t find Ukraine on a map if you had the letter ‘U’ and a picture of an actual, physical crane next to it,” which sent CNN anchor Don Lemon into a hysterical fit of laughter.
They were just getting started.
Wilson went on to sneer at “the credulous boomer rube demo that backs Donald Trump, the ones that think that” — and here he broke out into a Southern accent — “Donald Trump’s the smart one, and there all y’all, y’all elitists are duuuumb.”
Lemon laughed even harder.
New York Times op-ed writer Wajahat Ali (who is also a CNN contributor) chimed in: “You elitists, with your geography and your maps and your spelling.”
At this point, Lemon was laughing so hard that he pulled out a handkerchief to wipe his tear-filled eyes.
Wilson, still in a faux Southern accent, added: “Your math and your readin!‘”
“Yeah, your readin’, your geography, knowing other countries, sipping your latte,” said Ali.
“All those liiines on the map,” said Wilson, continuing to use the fake accent.
“Only them elitists know where Ukraine is,” Ali shot back, before seeming to half-realize that the panel had gone too far. “Sorry, I apologize,” he said with a smile.
Lemon, meanwhile, was still laughing hysterically, only managing to say: “Oh my gosh!” in between cackles.
The anchor finally, slowly, regained his composure, but not before extending his gratitude for the sneers: “Rick, that was a good one, I needed that.”