Saturday, 20 May 2017

Anderson Cooper: If Trump ‘Took A Dump On His Desk,’ Jeffrey Lord Would Defend It

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Via Politics - The Huffington Post by Carla Herreria

It appears CNN anchor Anderson Cooper has had enough of people making excuses for President Donald Trump's questionable actions.

Cooper on Friday was asking Jeffrey Lord, a CNN contributor and Trump surrogate, about the president reportedly calling former FBI Director James Comey a "nut job" to Russian officials at the White House. But Lord continued his unconditional support for Trump, saying U.S. presidents can say whatever they want.

"I don't care what he says t o the Russians. I mean, he's the president of the United States," Lord said. "If he wants to say that, if Barack Obama wants to say whatever, if George Bush says I looked in his eyes ..."

Cooper, apparently fed up, interrupted: "If he took a dump on his desk, you would defend it."

The sharp comment made Lord laugh.

"If he took a dump on his desk you would defend it." @andersoncooper what?

— Salvador Hernandez (@SalHernandez) May 20, 2017

Cooper's not the only one frustrated by Lord's on-air ramblings.

Last year, Lord claimed there were no people of c olor in the United States, which upset Latina political commentator Maria Cardona. In April, he called Trump the "Martin Luther King of health care," to the shock of fellow TV panelists. 

So, when Cooper dropped his "dump-on-his-desk" comment, some people said it was a long time coming.

Not sure if that's peak Anderson Cooper, or peak Jeffrey Lord. Maybe both. But it's clearly a historic moment.

— Andrew Coyne (@acoyne) May 20, 2017

Someone finally gave Jeffrey Lord the r espect he deserves and I am HERE FOR IT.

— Desi (@DesiJed) May 20, 2017

Anderson Cooper just buried Jeffrey Lord..


— RespectMyGame (@battletested5) May 20, 2017

@ChrisEvans @andersoncooper @JackKingston Anderson Cooper has given so many iconic journalistic moments and lets not forget that eye roll from a couple days ago. Bl ess that man✨

— Jocelyne S. ☕ (@trash_president) May 20, 2017

@JackDRunyan Someone finally said what we've been thinking for over a year!

— Dominic Jenkins (@theDomJenkins) May 20, 2017

@JackDRunyan Somebody give AC a Peabody for Best "Oh no, he di-int" moment

— May G (@MayG24601) May 20, 2017

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