Former Fox News and NBC News anchor Megyn Kelly ripped Don LemonDon Carlton LemonTucker Carlson says he lies when 'I'm really cornered or something' CNN's Chris Cuomo taking birthday vacation as calls for brother's resignation grow The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by AT&T - What happens to Cuomo now? MORE on Tuesday, saying in a tweet that CNN "pretends he is an objective news anchor."
In her tweet, Kelly linked to a story that included Lemon's criticisms of the way President TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal MORE conducts the White House coronavirus task force briefings.
“CNN still pretends he is an objective news anchor (yeah, sure) while the [mainstream media] recoils in horror at the bias of Fox/[One America News], etc. Who do they think they’re kidding?” Kelly tweeted.
Lemon, who has served as a moderator for several of the network's town hall events during the 2019-2020 Democratic primary season and is listed as an anchor on his CNN.com bio, said on "CNN Tonight" on Monday that he feels like Howard Beale, the character from the satiric 1976 movie "Network," after watching the president's task force briefings.
"I have to be honest with you. For the last couple of weeks, when I walk into this building and I get in front of this camera, I swear I feel like I’m in the movie 'Network.' I feel like Howard Beale. Americans are mad as hell. What are you going to — how much more can Americans take?”
“Every single day berating people, lying,” Lemon said of Trump. “How much more — How many people have to die?”
Kelly's perspective on Lemon quickly trended Tuesday as a top topic on Twitter.
Trump has frequently battled with reporters during the coronavirus briefings,.
On Monday, he tangled with Kristen Fisher of Fox News and Jonathan Karl of ABC News over questions about a Health and Human Services Inspector General report that found "severe" shortages of supplies at hospitals.
Kelly was a longtime Fox News host before joining NBC News in 2017.