‘Simply not true’: Watch Anderson Cooper take apart Trump’s entire ‘factually-challenged weekend Twitter rampage’
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper questioned the ‘humanity’ of President Donald Trump after the White House’s ham-handed response to the shooting massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
“He said a lot of things that simply are not true and we’ll talk about that. We do it because, obviously he is the President of the United States, because what a president says matters — still — and whether those statements can be trusted, well that certainly matters,” Cooper explained.
The host explained two victims of the Parkland shooting massacre, Luke Hoyer, 15, and Alaina Petty, 14, were buried today.
“Keeping them honest, beyond just their raw factuality — or their lack of it — is what all these tweets reveal about the thinking of the most powerful man in the world, and his priorities. And some would say his humanity. You can draws your own conclusion about,” Cooper noticed.
The “AC360” host then methodically fact-checked Trump’s weekend at Mar-a-Lago on Twitter.
“The president tweeted and played golf today, a day that saw two families bury their children. He did not mention them in his tweets,” Cooper reported.
“This morning, he tweeted, quote ‘have a great, but very reflective President’s Day,” and then went to play golf, while they held funerals for two teenagers, nearby,” Cooper concluded.