Donald Trump ripped CNN anchor Don Lemon on Twitter on Wednesday after a heated Tuesday-night segment on Lemon's show surrounding Trump's latest controversy.
In the tweet, Trump praised Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent who is running for Congress in Florida as a Republican and who defended the Republican presidential nominee's comments from a Tuesday rally in North Carolina.
".@dbongino You were fantastic in defending both the Second Amendment and me last night on @CNN," Trump posted. "Don Lemon is a lightweight — dumb as a rock."
During his rally in Wilmington, North Carolina, Trump elicited a firestorm when he described the threat he thought Hillary Clinton posed to Second Amendment rights.
"If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people — maybe there is. I don't know," Trump said.