QUOTE OF THE DAY: Don Lemon Grades John Fetterman’s Debate Performance

CNN host Don Lemon suggested Tuesday he doesn’t share the consensus opinion on Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman’s debate performance last week.


Lemon, who recently conducted a pre-recorded interview with Fetterman, told his “CNN This Morning” co-hosts that he “didn’t have the same reaction as most people” to Fetterman’s debate against his GOP opponent, Dr. Mehmet Oz.

“Most people are like ‘oh my gosh I can’t believe it, you know Oz is doing such a great job’—Dr. Oz, of course, is a smart man and did a great job, but I actually thought—I was expecting worse from Fetterman,” he said.

  • The debate was widely seen as a debacle for Fetterman, who is recovering from the stroke he suffered in May and continues to struggle with speech and hearing difficulties.
  • A Morning Call and Muhlenberg College poll released Tuesday found that Fetterman is hanging on to a 1-point lead over Oz in the Pennsylvania senate race.