comScore Anderson Cooper: 'Embarrassed' Trump 'Lying' About Disinfectant Remarks

CNN’s Anderson Cooper Eviscerates Trump for ‘Lying’ About Public Comments on Disinfectant: ‘Soviet’-Like Spin

CNN’s Anderson Cooper accused President Donald Trump of lying because he’s “embarrassed,” Friday, after the president claimed he was being sarcastic by saying that officials should look into injecting coronavirus patients with disinfectant.

After President Trump told a reporter that he was “asking the question sarcastically to reporters” just “to see what would happen,” Cooper commented, “What you just heard is the President of the United States just lying right there.”

“It’s fascinating because he’s lying about something we all witnessed just yesterday. Of him talking to his own Coronavirus Task Force about doing research into injecting bleach disinfectants into people, somehow cleaning them from the inside, because disinfectant works on table tops and things like that,” he continued. “Now the president is claiming he was speaking sarcastically to reporters, sarcastically suggesting that.”

“There was no sarcasm,” Cooper declared, before adding, “Now he’s in like Soviet fashion trying to rewrite what we all know and saw as though we are all morons.”

CNN White House Correspondent Kaitlan Collins weighed in, “Well, this is a tactic we have seen the president take before. When he has made a remark and it has been widely criticized by the experts in the area, he often has said or his aids have used this excuse that he’s just being sarcastic.”

“I do want to note the press secretary put out a statement earlier and she did not say the president was being sarcastic when he made those remarks. Instead she accused the media of taking the president out of context,” Collins said, also point out that “you can listen to how the president made these remarks.”

“I was in the room yesterday during this briefing when he was turning to the DHS official, who had just given the presentation about how sunlight and disinfectants could kill it on surfaces and in the air, and the president said maybe they should check out whether or not either of those uses could work in the human body,” she proclaimed.

Cooper went on to claim that President Trump is now insisting he was being sarcastic because he “realizes it was idiotic and ludicrous and dangerous and now he’s just embarrassed so he’s lying.”

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