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Anderson Cooper: If a Republican Said About Clinton What John Lewis Said About Trump…

During a discussion on CNN tonight about John Lewis‘ comments about Donald Trump, Anderson Cooper couldn’t help but wonder how Democrats would have reacted if any Republican said the same about Hillary Clinton if she won.

Lewis said earlier today that he doesn’t consider Trump a “legitimate president,” citing Russian attempts to interfere in the election.

“I get he doesn’t like Donald Trump,” Cooper said, “I get he doesn’t accept the results of the election, but is this helpful in any way?… If a Republican had said this about President-elect Hillary Clinton, Democrats would be up in arms.”

Paul Begala said that Lewis was speaking from a “place of pain, not partisanship.” He personally believes that the election was legitimate, but “tainted.”

Kayleigh McEnany, meanwhile, said that Lewis is “putting being a liberal leftist above being an American.” She scolded him for his “despicable” comment and said it wasn’t Russia that took down Clinton’s flawed campaign.

Watch above, via CNN.

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