CNN anchor Chris Cuomo got a bit too emotional Wednesday evening, smooching his colleague Don Lemon after hearing him blame President Donald Trump, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, and White House staff for the bomb scare the news network faced earlier in the day.
While Cuomo’s romantic reaction to Trump bashing made for an odd moment to be sure, but it wasn’t even the most embarrassing moment of the day for CNN, which spent hour upon hour capitalizing on the crisis, during which they literally exclaimed “we’re the victims” of Trump’s supposed violent rhetoric.
At the end of Cuomo’s show Wednesday evening, Lemon joined him for an on-air discussion of the day’s events. It turned into a rant by both men about the President and those around him. Cuomo was especially upset over Sarah Sanders’ statement that called out CNN President Jeff Zucker, who blamed Trump’s tough talk towards the media for the bombs.
“If you’re going to call out Jeff Zucker for what he said when your president was up at a rally today and he didn’t say any of the things he needed to say, when you wrote the words for him, that’s on you too,” Cuomo said.
Lemon jumped in, claiming Cuomo and other CNN individuals were in immediate danger from the bomb, even though that wasn’t exactly true. “I’m glad you’re here. I’m glad Jeff Zucker is here. I’m glad Jeff said what he said. I’m glad Bob the security guy’s here. I’m glad Jackie is here. I’m glad Brenda is here. I’m so happy you guys are here because this is life and death. All the folks who are around here, Kevin, all of you guys, I’m so glad you’re here and alive today because we could have been mourning you guys,” he said.
Those words seemed to have awakened something in Cuomo, who said “I love you, brother. Have a good night and a good show,” and then promptly went in for a kiss. Without asking for consent.
Here’s video of the exchange, which starts with the pair ranting about the Trump administration. It ends with the uncomfortable public display of affection.
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