CNN Hosts Link Impromptu Duet Of ‘All In The Family’ Theme To Trump

David Krayden | Ottawa Bureau Chief

CNN evening hosts Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo decided to favor their audience with a duet Monday night, while suggesting their rendition of the “All in the Family” theme song was all about President Donald Trump supporters.

EL PASO, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 11: President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the El Paso County Coliseum on February 11, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. U.S. President Donald Trump continues his campaign for a wall to be built along the border as the Democrats in Congress are asking for other border security measures. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the El Paso County Coliseum on Feb. 11, 2019 in El Paso, Tex. U.S. President Donald Trump continues his campaign for a wall to be built. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The two journalists are often seen on-screen together as Lemon’s show follow’s Cuomo’s. But the pair has apparently been reticent to share their musicality with fans until now.

The decision to sing “Those Were the Days” was prompted by Cuomo’s sardonic jab at Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan, as he seemed to imply that his base of supporters, or at least Trump himself, looked back to an era “before this multiculturalism, before this everything is okay and everyone is equal.”

“I always say to people, ‘When were we ever greater than we are today?'” Cuomo asked. (RELATED: Tucker: The ‘Cult Of Victimhood’ Prevents Don Lemon From Apologizing For His Abysmal Smollett Coverage)

Lemon answered in song: “Boy the way Glenn Miller played.”

That sparked a rejoinder from Cuomo: “Songs that made the hit parade.”

Then coming together, the two sang, “Guys like us, we had it made; those were the days.”

The two enjoyed the line about “Girls were girls and men were men,” representing an era that could neither comprehend nor tolerate what is today known as transgendered identity. The Trump administration is considering a policy that would define gender only in a biological sense of male and female. (RELATED: Transgender Activist Accused Of Burning Down Own Home In Hate Crime Hoax)

People attend a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement that he plans to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving in any capacity in the U.S. military, in Times Square, in New York City, New York, U.S., July 26, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

People attend a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement that he plans to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving in any capacity in the U.S. military, in Times Square, in New York City, New York, U.S., July 26, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

After offering a few more verses, Cuomo seemed to suggest that the song was essentially an anthem for Trump supporters: “that’s what he’s tapping into.”

“All in the Family” was a popular 1970s sitcom produced by liberal television producer Norman Lear. It was designed to be a parody of blue collar conservatives but many viewers ignored the insult and adopted lead character Archie Bunker as a political role model.

Fox News noted that the impromptu duet may have been a shameless attempt to attract older viewers since CNN has been in the ratings basement during March so far; its overall audience dropped 16 percent during the week of March 4-10 from the same period in 2018, according to TVNewser.

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