CNN host Anderson Cooper asked White House aide Sebastian Gorka on Wednesday to comment on reports that parts of the White House are in “bunker mode” since it was reported that Donald Trump Jr. had a meeting last year with a Russian lawyer who claimed to have dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Gorka, who held an intense CNN interview earlier this week, replied, “It’s laughable.”
Calling the rumors “fake news,” Gorka stated, “I work in the West Wing. I work in the White House. It is absolutely nothing of the kind.”
He added, “It’s just fake news. I’m sad to see CNN fall to this. I know you want salacious, sensational coverage for your ratings, so your corporate sponsors and owners will have more money.”
Clearly frustrated, Cooper told Gorka, “Okay. I’m just going to ignore the insults, because I don’t think it gets us anywhere.”
Gorka replied, “It’s not about you. It’s about actually having journalism back on TV. Where are the Walter Cronkites of yesteryear? This is just about ratings and money. It’s actually quite sad.”
Cooper tried to question Gorka further about the Don Jr. story, but Gorka continued to throw the “fake news” accusation back to him. He also pointed out that the real story is how the DNC actually initiated the meeting. Watch the video below:
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