CNN anchor Anderson Cooper is not new to reporting from scenes of tragedy, such as hurricanes. Yet President Trump’s son, Donald Jr., took to Twitter to publicize a photo that was going around Twitter, appearing to indicate Cooper was kneeling in water to make it look deeper than it was during Hurricane Florence.
Of course… As Cooper explained during his broadcast Monday night, not only was Trump Jr. just smearing him, it was a photo from Hurricane Ike in 2008, not Hurricane Florence, where he was explaining how deep the water was.
“I’ve covered hurricanes for about 14 years and it really does make me sad to think that anyone would believe that I would try to fake something or overly-dramatize a disaster. I debated whether I should even respond to the president’s son. I know he believes himself to be an outdoorsman and pays a lot of money to be led to wildlife in Africa that he then kills, but I’m not sure if he’s ever actually been to a hurricane or flood. I didn’t see him down in North Carolina in the last few days helping out, lending a hand, but I’m sure he was busy doing something important besides just tweeting lies.”
Cooper added later, “Look, I don’t expect the president’s son to ever admit he was wrong, or one of the president’s former advisors or frankly anyone else who’s retweeted these pictures. But I at least thought that they, and you, should know the truth.”
Watch his full take-down: