CNN host Chris Cuomo was mocked Thursday after his attempt to disprove President Trump’s theory about how phones work backfired on live television.
David Holmes, the political counsel at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, testified during Thursday’s impeachment hearing that he overheard a would-be damming phone call between Trump and European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland. Holmes said he “could hear the president’s voice through the earpiece of the phone,” which was not on speakerphone.
Trump, in real-time, tweeted his skepticism.
“I have been watching people making phone calls my entire life. My hearing is, and has been, great. Never have I been watching a person making a call, which was not on speakerphone, and been able to hear or understand a conversation. I’ve even tried, but to no avail,” Trump tweeted. “Try it live!”
Cuomo has repeatedly embrassed himself over the past year, creating significant problems for his employer, CNN.
Because we are in the absolute dumbest timeline, Chris Cuomo calls his mom on live TV to disprove Trump's claim and demonstrate to viewers that bystanders can hear a caller on the other line...and we only hear his mother when he puts her on speaker. pic.twitter.com/Bif8QsmPHb— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) November 21, 2019