CNN’s Anderson Cooper had the best response to loyal Donald Trump backer Jeffrey Lord
Anderson Cooper has stunned viewers in response to a Trump supporter on his CNN show.
President Trump surrogate Jeffrey Lord has appeared on his 60 Minutes show repeatedly over the past year – but this time they came to blows.
Lord was on the show to defend Trump after he reportedly called FBI ex-director James Comey a “nut job” in a White House meeting with Russia officials.
The Republican commentator was steadfast in his defence of the 45th president.
Lord went: “I don’t care what he says to 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…”
However, Cooper left the airwaves stunned with his response to the Trump supporter.
Cooper responded by saying: “If Trump took a dump on his desk you’d defend it”
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While Lord appeared to see the funny side of the remark, the news anchor appeared to regret his comments swiftly.
He later apologised for the off-the-cuff remarks, writing: “I regret the crude sentence i spoke earlier tonight and followed it up by apologising on air.
“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
The live slip-up was out of character for the host, who has been ardently non-partisan.
Mr Cooper recently revealed that he doesn’t even cast a vote in the election.
He told Howard Stern: “I don’t think I’m going to vote… I don’t think reporters should vote.
He continued: “A lot of reporters don’t vote. It’s a thing.
“I’ve had the debate. There have been years where I have voted because sometimes I thought maybe I should.
“I’ve gone back and forth on it. I don’t want to be influenced one way or the other.”
He continued: “I believe people should vote, but my role is to ask questions.
“I don’t like feeling like I’ve taken a stand. I think it’s something you actively need to fight against [as a reporter].”