On Thursday, Labor Secretary Wilbur Ross committed a gaffe when he suggested that he said that he could not understand how unpaid federal workers needed to go to food banks.
President Donald Trump defended the comments, suggesting that unpaid workers could simply go to the grocery store and get food on informal credit.
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper laid into Trump and Ross in a segment titled “Let Them Eat Wall” Thursday night.
Specifically, he highlighted Ross’ $600 custom velvet slippers with the seal of the Treasury Department on them.
“I’m not kidding, that actually happened,” Cooper said. “I don’t think even Mr. Burns on The Simpsons wears slippers like that.”
Cooper then did the math on Ross’ $700 million net worth.
“To him 800,000 unpaid public servants are, essentially, a rounding error,” Cooper said, pointing out that Ross could for 20,000 years on a TSA screener’s salary.
“Wilbur Ross was watching The Andy Griffith Show and Barney Fife didn’t have work and went to the local grocery store and everybody knows Barney Fife, and they all know him at the local banks, so of course they gave him a mortgage, they gave him a loan, they gave him free groceries,” Cooper said.
‘Train-wreck of a witness’: Analysts nail ‘obstructive’ Corey Lewandowski for proving the Democrats’ case
Political commentator Catherine Rampell disagreed with New York Times columnist Frank Bruni that the Democrats faltered during the hearing with Corey Lewandowski Tuesday. Former state and federal prosecutor Elie Honig called Lewandowski a "train-wreck of a witness."
She explained that Democrats had an extremely low bar: they had to prove Trump obstructed justice and that Corey Lewandowski gave one of the examples of such obstructions. In that sense, Rampell said they accomplished their goals.
"I don’t think this was a great day for Corey Lewandowski," she began. "This is a guy who went on TV and announced to the world -- apparently at the same time he is also trying to fundraise for Senate -- that he lies most of the time. Except when he's under oath."
WATCH: Ana Navarro keeps shouting down Trump booster — even as CNN host cuts to commercial
President Donald Trump cheered on his top Hispanic advisor Steve Cortes, who appeared before a New Mexico audience. Trump asked Cortes which he loved more, Hispanics or America, which prompted CNN's Ana Navarro to blast the president for racism. Meanwhile, Trump's latest CNN shill cried "political correctness."
"Look, I suspect he didn't want to offend Steve Cortes and I suspect Steve Cortes was not offended," Navarro said. "But really what a stupid thing to say. Right? To somehow ask the question about whether you love the country more than you love Hispanics -- they are one and the same."
‘I thought he was joking’: CNN’s Cuomo didn’t buy Spicer’s humble brag about being a ‘staunch Christian’
During the Tuesday night "hand-off" between CNN's Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon, the two chuckled about former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who made his "Dancing with the Stars" debut Monday night. Spicer bragged about being a "staunch Christian," as the reason for why he won't win "Dancing with the Stars." But Cuomo chastised Spicer for trying to score votes.