Anderson Cooper apologized for a “crude” remark directed at President Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord during his show on Friday, calling his comment “unprofessional.”
During a segment on AC360, Cooper verbally sparred with Lord, a CNN political commentator, over revelations that Trump reportedly told Russian officials that former FBI Director James Comey is a “nut job” who was adding pressure to the ongoing investigation of possible interference in the 2016 election. Clearly frustrated with Lord’s response to the matter, Cooper interrupted the conservative pundit and interjected with a not-so-subtle jab.
“If he took a dump on his desk, you would defend it,” Cooper told Lord. “I don’t know what he would do that you would not defend.”
“You’re a loyal guy, I think that speaks well of you,” he added as Lord, who initially laughed at Cooper’s remark.
Cooper later provided an apology both on-air and on Twitter:
“I regret the crude sentence I spoke earlier tonight and followed it up by apologizing on air,” the CNN host tweeted. “It was unprofessional. I am genuinely sorry.”
In one of the most disgusting rants we’ve seen yet, MSNBC counterterrorism analyst Malcolm Nance just called for ISIS to blow up Trump Tower. At least, that’s how the tweet was interpreted by many angry patriots throughout the country.
Nance tweeted a photo of the Trump Tower in Istanbul, with the caption, “This is my nominee for first ISIS suicide bombing of a Trump property.”
“Trump Tower Istanbul,” he continued. “After seeing Trump’s congrats to Erdogan for winning his RIGGED election I’m worried our FP [foreign policy] is directed by property.”
Even some fans of Nance warned that he had taken things too far.
“Be careful. It sounds like you’re encouraging it. They’ll jump all over that,” one Twitter user wrote.
Not surprisingly, Nance quickly deleted the post. But the damage was already done as far as we’re concerned.
This is just more evidence that MSNBC has it out for President Trump. Nance’s commentary is careless and dangerous—and it needs to stop.