CNN evening hosts Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo decided to favor their audience with a duet Monday night, while suggesting their rendition of the “All in the Family” theme song was all about President Donald Trump supporters.
The two journalists are often seen on-screen together as Lemon’s show follow’s Cuomo’s. But the pair has apparently been reticent to share their musicality with fans until now.
The decision to sing “Those Were the Days” was prompted by Cuomo’s sardonic jab at Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan, as he seemed to imply that his base of supporters, or at least Trump himself, looked back to an era “before this multiculturalism, before this everything is okay and everyone is equal.”
“I always say to people, ‘When were we ever greater than we are today?'” Cuomo asked. (RELATED: Tucker: The ‘Cult Of Victimhood’ Prevents Don Lemon From Apologizing For His Abysmal Smollett Coverage)
Lemon answered in song: “Boy the way Glenn Miller played.”
That sparked a rejoinder from Cuomo: “Songs that made the hit parade.”
Then coming together, the two sang, “Guys like us, we had it made; those were the days.”
The two enjoyed the line about “Girls were girls and men were men,” representing an era that could neither comprehend nor tolerate what is today known as transgendered identity. The Trump administration is considering a policy that would define gender only in a biological sense of male and female. (RELATED: Transgender Activist Accused Of Burning Down Own Home In Hate Crime Hoax)
After offering a few more verses, Cuomo seemed to suggest that the song was essentially an anthem for Trump supporters: “that’s what he’s tapping into.”
“All in the Family” was a popular 1970s sitcom produced by liberal television producer Norman Lear. It was designed to be a parody of blue collar conservatives but many viewers ignored the insult and adopted lead character Archie Bunker as a political role model.
Fox News noted that the impromptu duet may have been a shameless attempt to attract older viewers since CNN has been in the ratings basement during March so far; its overall audience dropped 16 percent during the week of March 4-10 from the same period in 2018, according to TVNewser.