Anderson Cooper: Looks Like Nothing Can Break Trump’s ‘Feedback Loop of Fox News Talking Points’


President Trump criticizing the FBI today set off quite a bit of commentary today on his relationship with Fox News.

And Anderson Cooper opened with the President’s statements tonight, also invoking CNN’s cable news competitor.

Trump today left an open question about whether he would pardon Michael Flynn (though one of his lawyers insisted that’s not on the table).

Cooper brought up how today and on other notable occasions, Trump has responded to questions by saying, “You’ll see…”

But he also brought up “the campaign Fox News has been on to try to discredit the Mueller investigation.”

And after bringing up part of Trump’s comments about the FBI today and the people who are “very angry” about it, Cooper invoked “Sean Hannity and other Fox News anchors”:

“The President can watch whatever TV programs he wants, but he probably should also be getting intelligence briefings about Russia’s interference in the election, or perhaps holding a cabinet meeting or two about that interference. And the recent reports in the Washington Post says that doesn’t happen, because if someone tries to talk about that particular attack on American democracy, it upsets the President and takes the briefing off the rails. So just think about that for a moment. The daily briefings are structured to avoid upsetting a President who deems anything he doesn’t like fake news and anything Russia-related an effort to delegitimize him. Nothing, it seems, can break his feedback loop of Fox News talking points.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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