By Joanna McClanahan of Ramblin’ Mama
Anderson Cooper is all of us in that he is 1000% done listening to people’s mental gymnastics as they try to defend Trump’s actions. And it’s amazing.
It all started May 9th, with the eye roll heard around the world. The journalist and 60-Minutes contributor had Kellyanne Conway on his CNN show, where they discussed Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey.
Cooper ran some video footage of Trump praising Comey during his campaign. He then added that firing Comey seemed contradictory to Trump’s previous statements about him, and that the timing was suspicious given that Comey was leading an investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia.
In typical Kellyanne Conway form, she attempted to divert attention by praising herself for her campaign maneuvering. At which point, Anderson Cooper was fresh out of fucks, so he rolled his eyes so hard he saw his colon.
Then, this past Friday, Cooper interrupted Jeffrey Lord, CNN’s token Trump supporter. On his show, Cooper and Lord went back and forth about whether he thought Trump should have told Russian envoys that Comey is a “nut job” while under federal investigation. Here’s the transcript of what happened next:
Lord: I don’t care what he says to the Russians.
Lord: I mean, he’s the president of the United States.
Lord: If he wants to say that, Barack Obama wants to say whatever, if George Bush says, ‘I looked in his eyes and —’
Cooper: If he took a dump on his desk, you would defend it.
Lord: What? [Starts laughing.]
Cooper: I mean, I don’t know what he would do that you would not defend. You’re a loyal guy. I think that speaks well of you.
Lord: Anderson, this is offending Eastern media elite sensibilities. Right here in America, they all think, ‘Yeah, the FBI director was a nut job.’
After his show, Cooper apologized on Twitter, saying he regretted the “crude sentence” and followed up with an apology on air.
But deep in our hearts, we know he’s sorrynotsorry. He’s just had enough of Trump supporters grasping at straws to defend behavior that we all know is indefensible.
The majority of Americans have had enough of it, and we’re eye-rolling in solidarity.