CNN's Don Lemon sincerely hopes his viewers aren't getting dumber every time he plays a clip of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer rambling on as he tries to defend President Trump's Obama wiretapping claim, which lawmakers and intelligence officials have said is not true.
The anchor quoted 1995 Adam Sandler comedy "Billy Madison" to get his point across on Thursday evening after playing
“Did anyone see Billy Madison? The game show scene? ‘Everyone in this room is dumber for having listened to that.’ I hope that you’re not dumber and I hope we are providing you some information," Lemon said after laughing at Spicer.
He then read the statement from the Senate Intelligence Committee that poured cold water on Trump's Twitter allegations that the Obama administration put Trump Tower in New York City under surveillance during election.
"Based on the information available to us, we see no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016," the committee's top officials -- Republican Chairman Richard Burr and Senator Mark Warner, the committee's Democratic vice chairman -- said on Thursday.
Before Lemon took the air, CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta said "it is a sort of a stupefying thing to watch" Trump's administration defend the surveillance allegations that they have yet to provide any evidence for.
“Donald Trump just does not admit when he’s wrong,” Acosta said. “He just doesn’t do it, and I can’t imagine he’s going to do it here. But he was clearly wrong to accuse the president, Barack Obama, of wiretapping him at Trump Tower.”
Watch Lemon's report above, in which he apologizes for an error he made and asks President Trump to do the same, and then watch the "Billy Madison" moment below.