We’ve all marveled at Anderson Cooper’s brutal eye roll. But now he’s slinging some serious … well, you’ll see.
On Friday, the Coop was talking with conservative commentator Jeffrey Lord. The topic, naturally, was the news that Donald Trump told Russian officials at the Oval Office that firing that “nut job” James Comey took pressure off the FBI’s investigation.
“I don’t care what he says to the Russians. I mean, he’s the president of the United States,” Lord said.
Then Cooper responded with this:
Yes, he said, “If he took a dump on his desk, you would defend it.”
First, cleanse the image of Donald Trump doing that from your mind. Go on, we’ll give you a minute. OK, now … hold on, cleanse it from your mind again.
Anyway, the Anderson diss seemed to resonate with some people, despite the scenario being (please God) far-fetched.
Anderson Cooper getting savage on Jeff Lord 😅
— (⌐■_■) (@dorseyshaw) May 20, 2017
Not that everyone was pleased.
This is a good moment to remember they’re both paid by CNN. You’re basically watching pro wrestling. https://t.co/Er5tmeqjVO
— Binyamin Appelbaum (@BCAppelbaum) May 20, 2017
Politics in 2017. It smells great.
UPDATE, 10:22 PM ET: Anderson Cooper has apologized for his comments.
I regret the crude sentence i spoke earlier tonight and followed it up by apologizing on air. It was unprofessional. I am genuinely sorry.
— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) May 20, 2017