The CNN news anchor said he’s “genuinely sorry” for a “crude” remark he made on his CNN show Friday night.
While interviewing CNN contributor Jeffrey Lord — a longtime supporter of President Donald Trump — Cooper estimated that, “If [Trump] took a dump on his desk, you would defend it.” The remark came after Lord had defended Trump’s insult of former FBI Director James Comey as a “nut job.”
A whole new low of unprofessionalism by CNN…
See video of the exchange below:
After the show aired, Cooper took to Twitter to apologize for what he felt was an “unprofessional” statement.
I regret the crude sentence i spoke earlier tonight and followed it up by apologizing on air. It was unprofessional. I am genuinely sorry.
— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) May 20, 2017