CNN’s Anderson Cooper had a complete meltdown on Monday, insulting Donald Trump Jr. and spreading falsehoods about what Trump, Jr had tweeted about CNN.
The tweet that set Cooper off was this one from Trump, Jr.
The tweet included a pic of Cooper standing in water during Hurricane Ike in 2008.
While some were using the picture of Cooper to mock him, assuming it was from Hurricane Florence, Trump, Jr. never claimed that.
Cooper claimed Trump, Jr said it was from Florence, derisively referring to him as “Donny Jr.”
From Daily Wire:
Cooper used the fact-check segment to lie about Donald Trump Jr. after the president’s son had tweeted out a picture from the 2008 broadcast.
“Donny Jr. was claiming it showed me in Florence faking the depths of flood waters in order to somehow harm his father,” Cooper said. “And I quote from his tweet ‘stop lying to try to make @realDonaldTrump look bad.'”
Trump Jr. never said the photo was from Hurricane Florence and he was clearly not insinuating that Cooper was “faking the depths of flood waters in order to somehow harm his father.”
Trump, Jr. was just noting that if CNN wanted their ratings to stop tanking that they should stop lying about his father and pointing to an article that supported the claim that their ratings were tanking.
And what was Cooper’s reaction? To lie and spread fake news about a tweet criticizing CNN for spreading fake news. Nice way to prove “Jr’s” point.
Cooper also blasted Trump Jr for hunting animals and claimed he was doing anything to help out during Florence.
Cooper’s meltdown spurred even more memes about him in the water, including HUD official Lynne Patton.
And Andrew Surabian, a spokesperson for Trump Jr, blasted CNN PR employee Matt Dornic after he attacked the both the Trump Jr tweet and that of Patton.
And Trump, Jr. wrapped it all up on Tuesday with a finishing tweet.
It’s really juvenile and unprofessional to call Trump Jr. “Donny” or “Jr” and that attack is really beneath a real journalist.
If they wonder why they. keep getting accused of fake news, they should try not to keep spreading it every day.