CNN host, and a staunch Trump critic, Don Lemon, asked President Donald Trump “what is it about President Obama that really gets under your skin?” believing that Trump might have been jealous of the former president as he is smarter, and has a better wife than he does.

On Sunday night, Lemon played a clip of former President Barack Obama’s video message, in which the former president praised the American heroism in the time of a deadly pandemic. Lemon applauded Obama’s message, citing it as a true example of leadership and compassion. “It’s too bad that President Trump can’t show either,” he said. Then, Lemon turned to look at the camera.

He started his vicious attack by asking why Trump hates Obama. “Is it because he’s smarter than you? Better educated? Made it on his own?” Lemon asked. He continued his barrage of insults by saying that Obama did not need “daddy’s help.” He further added that Obama’s “wife is more accomplished” and “better looking” than Melania Trump. Finally, Lemon added that “I don’t know what it is. That he’s a black man that’s accomplished being president? That he punked you on the whole birth certificate thing? What is it about him? Just wondering.”

Lemon had been a staunch supporter of the anti-Trump movement. In fact, the president had become his favorite subject to criticize in the media. Earlier this month, Lemon claimed that in a time of a global health and economic crisis, the American people needed a strong sense of leadership and compassion. However, Lemon lamented that instead, Trump chose to “peddle” conspiracy theories about the coronavirus outbreak.

The controversial host reacted to Trump’s tweets in which he shared a social media post by David J Harris Jr., an African American conservative who claimed that recent evidence indicated that Obama might have been the man behind the “Russian hoax.”

He also lashed out on the president when he revealed that his close friend died from the coronavirus. Just last month, Lemon claimed that his close friend and LGBTQ advocate Robby Browne died from the Chinese virus.