After slamming CNN political commentator Jeffrey Lord for defending the president during a segment, anchor Anderson Cooper walked back his comments that Lord would defend Trump even if the president “took a dump on his desk.”
Cooper apologized for the “crude” remark on Twitter, noting that it was “unprofessional.”
“I regret the crude sentence I spoke earlier tonight and followed it up by apologizing on air,” Cooper tweeted. “It was unprofessional. I am genuinely sorry.”
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
As one of the only Trump supporters on CNN, Lord defended the president’s right to call former FBI Director James Comey a “nut job” in a White House meeting with Russian officials earlier this month.
Interrupting Lord, Coooper remarked, “If he took a dump on his desk, you would defend it. I don’t know what he would do that you would not defend,” before adding, “You’re a loyal guy, I think that speaks well of you.”
Last month, Lord sparked his colleagues’ outrage when he called Trump “the Martin Luther King of healthcare.”
Anderson Cooper with the 🔥: "If he took a dump on his desk you would defend it." pic.twitter.com/r1dqphRnSC
— Mashable News (@MashableNews) May 20, 2017
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