Anderson Cooper Ridicules Trump’s Anchor ‘Letters’ Claim: ‘Highly Believable, Totally Normal Thing’
Anderson Cooper ended his show tonight by lampooning President Trump‘s weird claim about positive media coverage.
Trump heralded the mainstream media praise for his public, bipartisan immigration meeting today and strangely claimed that he’s received “letters” from anchors about it.
“Major kudos to the United States Postal Service for delivering those letters so fast,” Cooper dryly said, while adding that this is a “highly believable, totally normal thing that would absolutely happen.”
Cooper “clarified” that he wasn’t one of the anchors who sent a letter and said he would be sure to ask all the anchors on their next anchor get-together.
But Cooper was mystified at the White House responding to questions about these letters by citing… CNN clips and tweets:
WH sent a list of video clips (from CNN) and tweets to back up Trump claim that he’s received “letters” from “anchors” praising his performance at DACA meeting pic.twitter.com/wH7XHf79Tk
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 10, 2018
“Now, to be fair,” Cooper said, “this list does have words on it and those words are actually made up of letters, but that’s not generally accepted in reality to mean the same thing as ‘letters of congratulation that anchors sent to the President.'”
Also, he pointed out, almost no one on that list is an anchor.
Watch above, via CNN.
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