A CNN host recently cracked on air, and ended up apologizing to his guest. While some people were upset, there were plenty of others who basically thanked him.
CNN host Anderson Cooper has lost his composure before on his show, Anderson Cooper 360. One of his most notable moments was the infamous eye roll at Kellyanne Conway.
The bar has now officially been raised.
While speaking with conservative commentator Jeffrey Lord, an avid supporter of President Donald Trump, he mentioned the whole Russian scandal. Specifically what he said during his meeting with Russian envoys:
“I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job. I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”
Despite the suspicious firing of James Comey, as he got closer to Russian smoke followed by Trump reassuring the Russian envoys that he wasn’t under investigation, Lord defended our president:
“I don’t care what he says to the Russians.”
Cooper was done.
After listening to Lord meddle his way through defending Trump’s actions, Cooper stated the obvious to everyone who was watching:
“If Trump took a dump on his desk, you would defend it.”
Lord laughed and Cooper backtracked a little bit, saying it’s great to be so loyal to someone. He also ended up apologizing on Twitter, where plenty of people actually thanked him for stating the obvious.
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
I think whoever's idea it was to hire Lord should apologize to Anderson as well.
— Eric Braun (@TheDakotacrat) May 20, 2017
— ? Mike DenOfSin ? (@mikd33) May 20, 2017
Or mocking a handicapped reporter, bashing a gold star family, downplaying a Vietnam POW's captivity, accusing his predecessor of a felony
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) May 20, 2017
His supporters have proven to be disturbingly loyal. They got off on yelling “lock her up” during the campaign, even though nothing bad happened with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails. And yet they continue to look past the Russian smoke.
Let’s not forget what Trump himself said about his own supporters:
“I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters.”
Cooper is an easygoing commentator. If he can’t take it anymore, and blows his lid from time to time, then imagine how us regular folks must feel.
Watch the interaction in the video below (after the jump):
Feature Image Source: Screenshot Via Twitter.