"Several fire alarm bells rang inside CNN's New York newsroom, signaling an evacuation shortly after 10:30 p.m.," CNN reported on its website Thursday night. "Staffers evacuated the building and Don Lemon's 'CNN Tonight' was taken off the air and the network temporarily went to taped programming."
One minute later, at 10:08 PM, President Trump posted this all-caps tweet:
FAKE NEWS - THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2018
But NBC News' local New York City station tweeted the "bomb threat was called in moments after Trump's 'fake news' tweet."
#BREAKING UPDATE: NYPD gives all clear after CNN office in Columbus Circle was evacuated after bomb threat was called in moments after Trump's 'fake news' tweet https://t.co/LtgWtqZ5tH pic.twitter.com/1UTxxRZx78
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) December 7, 2018
Throughout the day on Thursday, Fox News had been attacking Lemon after the CNN host had commented Wednesday he would not have shaken President Trump's hand at the funeral of President George H.W. Bush.
"Breaking Tonight" pic.twitter.com/tKbmL7pMFG
— Contemptor (@TheContemptor) December 7, 2018
Fox News senior political analyst and Fox and Friends co-host Pete Hegseth on Tuesday posted this tweet attacking Lemon:
And, since I’m at the airport, I’m forced to watch @CNN. So clear—@donlemon really is a moron (who elites pretend is smart and insightful). Nothing he says is interesting—all liberal orthodoxy. #FakeNews
— Pete Hegseth (@PeteHegseth) December 5, 2018
Thursday morning, Fox News online reported, "CNN’s Don Lemon was all-in with his anti-Trump rhetoric Wednesday night, saying he wouldn’t shake the president’s hand and bashing him for removing his coat."
President Trump over the past few years has also personally attacked Lemon:
CNN posted this video just after 11 PM:
— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) December 7, 2018
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