CNN anchor Anderson Cooper took a rather vicious jibe at him that left viewers shocked.
Shortly after sitting President Donald Trump addressed the nation on Thursday and claimed without any evidence that voter fraud is being committed in order to stop him from being re-elected, Anderson Cooper took a rather vicious jibe at him that left viewers shocked. Comparing Trump to an "obese turtle" the 53-year-old CNN anchor said, "That is the president of the United States. That is the most powerful person in the world, and we see him like an obese turtle on his back flailing in the hot sun, realizing his time is over."
Cooper: That is the President of the United States. That is the most powerful person in the world and we see him like an obese turtle on his back flailing in the hot sun... pic.twitter.com/0s9x0OqjjH— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) November 6, 2020
Cooper added, "I don't think we've ever seen anything like this from the President of the United States and I think, as Jake [Tapper] said, it's sad and it is truly pathetic and, of course, it’ll go through the courts, but you'll notice the president did not have any evidence presented at all, nothing, no real actual evidence of any kind of fraud." He continued, "But he just hasn't accepted it and he wants to take everyone down with him, including this country." His controversial remarks came after Trump reportedly sounded dejected during a press conference at the White House where spread conspiracy theories about the Democrats counting "illegal votes."
U seem hurt... u are his turtle friend huh?— Z-Axis 🇯🇲 (@wentworthkelly) November 6, 2020
Not just that, he went on to smear the election workers across the country, condemned them for being dishonest while counting the ballots, rallied against the legitimacy of this process, and even claimed victory despite the results still being uncertain in a rather dishonest speech. During the address, he claimed "if you count the legal votes, I easily win," thus suggesting that the votes that are being counted right now are illegal, which surely isn't the case, reports the Huffington Post. He then went on to say, without evidence, that the voting system has been damaged by election interference from "big media, big money and Big Tech."
President Trump spoke from the White House Thursday night and made an unfounded accusation that the presidential election was being stolen from him.https://t.co/WCI479fdRq— WAVY TV 10 (@WAVY_News) November 6, 2020
With victory getting further away from Trump as Joe Biden nears the finish line, the POTUS has begun the process of taking legal action against critical swing states to stop the counting of legitimately cast ballots. He even baselessly argued that the Democrats are trying to steal the reelection from him and falsely declared himself the winner of many states where the counting of votes is yet to be completed, (at the time of writing this article.) But currently, Cooper's recent comment has ignited social media with many calling out the anchor for ableism and fat-shaming Trump. However, there were some who praised him for denouncing the President took it as a rather light-hearted dig at the President.
CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert breaks down during Thursday night's monologue while reacting to Pres. Trump's address from the White House earlier in the day:pic.twitter.com/IWD7mi1Rr9— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) November 6, 2020
Twitter user David Pierce shared: And we wonder why no one respects anyone anymore because we let people like this disrespect the president what ever happened to respectful news reports. Another Wendy Jackman wrote: @andersoncooper Please do not continue with this need to fat shame the President. He can be shamed for all kinds of other decisions, but saying that his weight is in some way evil is wrong.
Y'all cheering on Anderson Cooper for calling Trump an "obese turtle" like he's some sassy petty bitch, meanwhile your fat friends are watching you jump at the chance to make fun of someone for being fat.— Chestnuts Roasting on an Open(source) Fire (@furioursus) November 6, 2020
User @ShiniBlackRose wrote: I love seeing Trump supporters cry. It’s my daily medicine, my weekly energy, my monthly inspiration, and my yearly motivation. Their loss is the only reason I’m still alive, I was born to love and enjoy the failure that they have achieved. Paul Cutting expressed: He is showing his true colors, ungracious in defeat, unpresidential, it’s never been about America or it’s people or about the office of the president and what that stands for. It's only ever been about him and his craving for power.