CNN host and outspoken Trump-hater Don Lemon went off during a panel discussion on Wednesday night, saying he was “smarter than the bulls***” that upset millions of patriotic Americans following weeks of NFL player protests during the national anthem.

Lemon was leading a discussion over the controversy that has ensnared the National Football League for over a month, showing a clip of President Trump saying professional athlete’s “cannot disrespect our country, our flag, our anthem.”

"I am in a bar almost every weekend during football season having wings and beer and everybody is chugging beers, and I look around and all these people who are screaming about people not standing," said Lemon.

Conservative commentator Ben Ferguson fired-back at the CNN host, saying, "Don, you are smarter than this.”

"No, don't tell me, ‘I'm smarter this,'" said Lemon. "Yes, I'm smarter than the bulls*** answer that you’re giving!"

"It's not BS," responded Ferguson.

"It is bulls***. It is total BS," said a visibly angry Lemon.

“This is exactly the reason why so many Americans disagree with you. Because of the arrogance and the lack of respect for the American flag and the men and women who died for this country,” said Ferguson.

Watch the heated exchange above.

h/t Washington Free Beacon