By Richard Thompson
A frustrated Don Lemon was not having any of Omarosa Manigault’s question dodging during a panel discussion about Donald Trump and Ted Cruz Saturday night.
A reality personality and Trump supporter, Omarosa appeared alongside Republican strategist and Ted Cruz supporter Kellyanne Conway to discuss a Donald Trump retweet making fun of Ted Cruz’s wife Heidi’s physical appearance.
When Lemon asked Omarosa about the retweet, she began to sidestep the question by responding with “I don’t think we should start there.” Lemon immediately jumped in with “I’m not gonna let you do that. Omarosa, stop!”
The CNN host then ordered for the mics to be cut, adding “We’re not doing that. I want everyone on this panel to answer the question directly.” When Omarosa again objected, Lemon cut to a commercial break.
Following the commercial, despite Conway’s attempts to get Omarosa to admit how offensive Trump’s retweet was, Omarosa continued to not directly address the controversy.