CNN star Anderson Cooper denied accusations he was a part of the American political left while on-air Monday — and then minutes later ripped President Donald Trump for his tweet on the Kentucky Derby.
During a panel discussion, Cooper speculated that Trump would refuse to leave office if he loses the 2020 election, and also accused Trump of being a conspiracy theorist for investigating voter fraud.
"Jerry Falwell, Jr. … is talking about how the president should get two more years because of an 'attempted coup' against him. The president has said there was an attempted coup against him, so if you believe there was…" Cooper started the segment.
"Well, there was," CNN commentator Steve Cortes replied.
Cooper responded incredulously, "Really!?"
"There absolutely was an attempted coup against him," CNN commentator Steve Cortes replied.
"Wow," Cooper said. "Wow."
"Wow... wow."@andersoncooper reacts to CNN political commentator Steve Cortes' claim that "there absolutely was an attempted coup against" Pres. Trump. https://t.co/IeH3n45WmS pic.twitter.com/w7ErweXbDd— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) May 7, 2019