Don Jr. Hits Back After Anderson Cooper Torches His Misleading Photo: Spent ’10 Minutes Crying About a Meme’


Donald Trump Jr. hit back at Anderson Cooper after the CNN anchor torched him Monday night on his broadcast for posting a misleading photo to Twitter.

In a tweetstorm posted Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump‘s son blasted Cooper for “crying about a meme.” Cooper devoted a segment of Monday’s show discussing a photo posted by Trump Jr. showing the CNN anchor waist-deep in water, with his crew off to the side in ankle-deep water. (The clear implication being that Cooper was exaggerating the extent of the damage.)

Cooper clarified that the photo was 10 years old. It depicted his coverage of Hurricane Ike, not this past weekend’s Hurricane Florence. He also played the clip of the coverage, which showed him walking in the water.

The president’s son blasted Cooper — claiming the anchor lied by saying Trump Jr. billed the photo as a Hurricane Florence shot.

Trump Jr. is correct that Cooper did wrongly state that the president’s son explicitly sold the picture as a Hurricane Florence shot. He did not.

Still, the timing of Trump Jr. posting that particular photo on the very same weekend of a major hurricane is highly curious, to say the least. Trump Jr. had never posted the image before. His choice of that particular photo to make a generic point about CNN at the same time of another hurricane is quite the coincidence.

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