Anderson Cooper Calls Out Spicer for ‘Demonstrably False’ Statement on Don Jr. Meeting


Anderson Cooper opened tonight’s AC360 by calling out Sean Spicer for a curious comment he made during today’s press briefing.

Spicer said today, in response to questions about the Donald Trump Jr. meeting, “There was nothing that, as far as we know, that would lead anyone to believe that there was anything except for a discussion about adoption and the Magnitsky Act.”

After Trump Jr. publicly disclosed his emails last week, and after the President himself tweeted there was nothing wrong with taking the meeting today, Cooper found it “strange” that Spicer would make such a “flat-out false” statement.

“Sean Spicer’s answer,” Cooper said, “is as if all the revelations this past week about who was at the meeting, who they claimed to represent, and what was said simply never happened at all… That defense didn’t even work two Saturdays ago. It started crumbling the next day. Tonight, just demonstrably false.”

He again brought up the President tweeting a defense of his son saying there was nothing wrong with going to get oppo on an opponent like that:

And Spicer, Cooper added, “spoke as though [Don Jr.’s] emails simply don’t exist.”

He concluded that the Press Secretary should not “speak as though the facts don’t exist and that people don’t know it.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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