CNN’s Anderson Cooper, who presents himself as an objective anchor and not an opinion host, launched into an anti-Trump rant on Thursday evening that included comparing President Donald Trump to an “obese turtle” that was “flailing in the hot sun.”
Cooper’s rant was in reaction to Trump’s address to the nation, where the president asserted he won the election if it is only “legal votes” that are being counted. Team Trump has already launched lawsuits in key states like Nevada and Pennsylvania for alleged illegal votes and improper ballot counting processes.
“I don’t think we’ve ever seen anything like this from a president of the United States and I think, as Jake [Tapper] said, ‘It’s sad and it is truly pathetic,’” Anderson started, according to Newsweek.
“And of course it is dangerous, and of course it will go to the courts, but you’ll notice that the president did not have any evidence presented at all, nothing,” he continued. “No actual, real evidence of any kind of fraud. He talked about people putting papers up in windows he talked about things he’d seen on the internet.”
“That is the president of the United States,” Cooper said. “That is the most powerful person in the world and we see him like an obese turtle on his back flailing in the hot sun, realizing his time is over, but he just hasn’t accepted it and he wants to take everybody down with him, including this country.” Read more…