Don Lemon believes that if Donald Trump is given less airtime by cable news channels he will be forced to hold a press conference.
The president-elect has not held a press conference in five months, and has chosen instead to use Twitter to announce his cabinet nominations. The CNN anchor said that if he was a news executive, he would not cover Trump’s tweets.
“Can I say something?” Lemon said on the air Tuesday. “That’s the whole point. That’s the strategy. He can’t sit down with the media because then he legitimizes the media which he rallies or rails so much against.”
“He still needs us more than we need him,” he added.
“Listen, I’m not a news executive. But if I were, I would say I would not cover his tweets.”
Lemon said if more people in the media ignored Trump he would be forced to hold a press conference because “he hates being ignored.”