CNN’s Anderson Cooper Rips Into Trump Jr

Angelo Anderson
September 18, 2018

Donny Jr. was claiming it showed me in Florence faking the depths of flood waters in order to somehow harm his father.

Cooper said the photo comes from his coverage of Hurricane Ike in Texas from September 13, 2008, not Hurricane Florence in North Carolina, and showed clips from the broadcast.

On his CNN show Monday night, Cooper explained that while he usually refrains from responding to conspiracy theorists, this time he felt it was important because it was the president's son spreading the rumours.

"Well, look, I don't expect the president's son to ever admit he was wrong or one of the president's former advisers or frankly anyone else who's retweeted these pictures". According to Trump's son, this was done to exaggerate the intensity of the floods as the cameraman can be seen standing in water that isn't so deep while filming Cooper.

Cooper proceeded by attacking Trump Jr. for hunting animals and for not being on the ground actively helping in the recovery of Hurricane Florence. He explained why he was standing in the waters, namely to stay out of the road where rescue personnel were operating and provide viewers with additional context on Ike's power. "What's worse is there's a simple solution that they refuse to accept. Stop Lying to try to make @realDonaldTrump look bad".

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper angrily responded to a viral tweet from Donald Trump Jr.

"Some guy said I was on my knees to make it look deep and then went on to say that I was used to being on my knees, which I assume is some sort of anti-gay reference", Cooper said.

The only problem? Cooper lied to defend himself, making up the fake news claim that Trump Jr. said the photo was from Florence.

"I've covered hurricanes for about 14 years and it really does make me sad to think that anyone would think that I would try to fake something or overly dramatize a disaster", Cooper said during the almost 10-minute segment on his CNN program, "AC360".

"This was not Hurricane Florence", Cooper said.

The tweet also slammed CNN for having bad ratings and suggested coverage of the hurricane was exaggerated. "He did not. Still, the timing of Trump Jr. posting that particular photo on the very same weekend of a major hurricane is highly curious, to say the least". She added the caption, "You know it's sad when even the WEATHER is #FakeNews".

"You can argue I didn't need to be standing in waist-deep water", he said.

A Housing and Urban Development (HUD) official, Lynne Patton, posted a meme mocking Cooper, using the photo of him from Hurricane Ike to her Instagram account.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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