Anderson Cooper Sorry for ‘Crude’ Remark to Trump Supporter

CNN’s Anderson Cooper is “genuinely sorry” for an off-color remark he made during a Friday interview with Jeffrey Lord.

Lord, a Trump supporter and frequent CNN contributor, was defending President Trump to Cooper amid reports that he called former F.B.I. chief James Comey a “nut job” when the CNN anchor interrupted him.

“If he took a dump on his desk, you would defend it,” Cooper said to Lord, who laughed in surprise. “I mean, I don’t know what he would do that you would not defend. I mean, you’re a loyal guy, I think that speaks well of you.”

Cooper later apologized on Twitter for the comment. “I regret the crude sentence i spoke earlier tonight and followed it up by apologizing on air. It was unprofessional. I am genuinely sorry.”

Last week, Cooper went viral when he let an “eye roll” at Kellyanne Conway let during an interview discussing Comey’s firing. Conway later called the remark sexist.

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  1. Ned Racine says:

    Funny how all the negative comments as to Anderson Cooper were posted within a minute or two of each other. Almost like it was only one person.

  2. Sara says:

    Cooper should be fired for that remark! So sick of these whining liberals and Democrats. The election is over and move on.
    A petition should be started if not already to get cooper off the air.!

    • R says:

      “Sara says:
      May 21, 2017 at 11:20 am

      Cooper should be fired for that remark! So sick of these whining liberals and Democrats. The election is over and move on.
      A petition should be started if not already to get cooper off the air.!”

      Is that you sarah huckabee sanders?? [different spelling, but you spout the same rancid garbage]
      So you want to fire a guy for finally having it up to the eyeballs with the republican bull but you are fine with your future commander and chief telling his pals he can grab you in our big fat kitty LMAO! I mean it must be ok because you clearly voted for that purified banana! There are already enough petitions to dump that moronic president, bet he gets fired before Cooper! Now you go crawl back into your gallon tub of baskin and robbins ok and leave the talking to the people who have a brain in their heads!

  3. Henrikovratd says:

    Remember….this is the liberals going high.
    Michelle Obamas famous quote H.R.C..
    When they go low you go high.
    I wish I had a tape of everything these libs have done to show their disgusting behavior that has been showcased so many times.

  4. Henrikovratd says:

    Because your gay A.C. doesn’t mean you can say what you want.
    You should have been fired for your distasteful rhetoric.
    Oh right….your a liberal and fay so different rules apply.
    Go back in the closet.

  5. billy g says:

    Up until last year Cooper was my favorite news personality.. but then his true colors started showing through with his snide remarks and disrespect of his ‘Guests’. I would still watch on occasion… But no more. What a joke he has turned out to be.
    Cooper, your an embarrassment to the gay community!

  6. Sherri Johnson says:

    Anderson Cooper, you claim to a journalist? You should be fired, you showed your true colors. You and your left wing colleagues need a lesson in treating people with respect, stop your ridiculous fake news stories. Get your head out your asses… oh, never mind, you are a bunch of asses. Nobody really listens to you. Hope someone takes a dump on your desk… you deserve it. Classless that’s what you are. I only watched the video because I couldn’t believe it actually came out of your mouth. Guess you have “constipation if the brain and diarrhea of the mouth” know how to fix that? You can’t, you can’t fix stupid.

  7. sherry mccarthy says:

    Reading many of these comments is killing me. Such a double standard from the lefties. When his highness spoke (on anything) the less than extremely biased media in the press room, would practically giggle in delight when Barack would choose them to ask a question. I would have hated to be a janitor who had to afterward mop up all the pee from under their chairs. Anderson, himself, has never asked a truly challenging question of Barack or any of HIS supporters. Just know that the general public is smarter than you think and can see right through the bias and hypocrisy whether they are from the right or the left.

  8. pinzero says:

    Cooper should be fired – boycott CNN sign up for grab your wallet etc… Spam all of the advertisers. It worked for O’reilly – Just sayin

  9. CD CPA says:

    Anderson Cooper would have defended Obama is he took a dump on the desk. What would you libs have said if this had happened on Obama’s watch?

  10. D Cassola says:

    Are you kidding me. We have elected a President whose picture appears in the Webster Dictionary next to the word “crude”. At this juncture NO APOLOGIES NECESSARY. PS – Tell Jeffrey to wipe the brown spot from his nose. Republicans are so good at dishing it out but become so thin skinned when it comes back at them.

  11. DaleJ says:

    Anderson Cooper is extremely limited as a journalist. He has a distinct point of view and is incapable of disguising it. His recent comments were unprofessional, biased, typical of him and further hard evidence that CNN is not interested and intolerant of points of view which differ from their agenda. I stopped watching years ago and I am never surprised when I see these stories pop up. Anderson is probably rolling his eyes as he reads this.

  12. Dr Reed M Jackson says:

    Thank you for being a gentleman, but no apologizes are necessary! After all, what you said is completely true!

  13. Ron Olson says:

    When dealing with the wannabe Dictator and his loyal followers, I do not blame Mr. Cooper for blowing a little steam on occasion. Anyone who has dealt with adolescent behavior day after day and week after week gets damn sick and tired of listening to it. It has already been proven that Mr. Trump knows nothing about how our government operates.

  14. Chris says:

    It was true and funny. Call it like it is Anderson Cooper.

    • Erica Kuno says:

      Yeah, who cares if you’re very one sided. You’ve never been accused of being a professional or a journalist, so by all means, please don’t change a thing. Glad you apologized once though, and got it off your list.

  15. m s says:

    Anderson cooper is not the best reporter,anchor,pundit or interviewer that cnn has..in fact he often has a “deer in the headlights” look and seems to be afraid of hard hitting questions or controlling a situation..mr lemon is not great either, but he is better at it than anderson..i did not see this segment as when jeffrey lord comes on as a “surrogate” for trump,i change to another channel..i will admit viewers expect professionalism and not “crudeness” from anchors or pundits or reporters,but there are times when a lot of viewers have had the same sentiments as anderson with regard to mr lords incessant (and I might add,paid for)defenses of trump, no matter what trump says or does..mr lord himself often has a look of “pain” on his face when he knows he is wrong, but will have to come up with something to say..lets face it..in reality,life is not all roses and butterflies..there are a lot of weeds and biting insects in the mix.and anderson just pointed it out in an “alternative” way!!!

  16. Coleman says:

    Anderson Cooper is becoming more and more of a joke with each passing day. He’s pathetic.

    • lololee24 says:

      Nope, I think your lord and savior Donald “Dump” Trump has that area filled along with his merry little group of racist leading the charge. Donalds a puppet and you’re his backwoods brother sister loving minion. You should take a trip to Washington D.C. and kneel before your puppetmaster Coleman.

    • kezia says:

      much less so than you.

  17. Bill B. says:

    It was unprofessional & caught me off guard, but it was also very funny and it was also very true

  18. Lee says:

    Since CNN pays Lord to come on and speak it was pretty gross to attack him in that manner.
    What next? Hire a person for someone at CNN to hit with a stick on live TV?
    Even desperation for ratings does not cover that I think.

  19. Cooper says:

    It was a trap to catch the leaker.
    No press allowed. So now exactly
    who was in the meeting???????

  20. Steve Barr says:

    He should never have said he was sorry . In a world of Trump cockroaches Jeffrey Lord is the king cockroach .

  21. We all know Comey is a nut case. Anyone who claims he attempted to hide by wearing a suit the same color as the curtains because he didn’t want to be noticed by the President of the United States isn’t all there, regardless of who the President is. That in itself is SNL worthy parody. Just imagine if it was a floral print curtain.
    As Barrack Obama is so fond of saying, “Come On Man, “

    • Steve says:

      “We all know Comey is a nut case.”

      No, we don’t.

      • kezia says:

        bullshite, karen. Pull your head out. That tin foil hat must be hurting your innards.

      • Karen Turner says:

        uhh..yes we do..Comey is nothing but a Clinton puppet..has been covering their butts since Whitewater when Bill was governor of Ak..research Lockheed and HSBC scandal concerning Comey ties with the Clintons..

  22. Kaboom! says:

    Anderson Cooper is the lead clown at the Comedy News Network, where racism, bigotry, and hate seem to be the norms. Advertisers need to flee from his show.

    • Steve says:

      LOL, great. Start a boycott. It’ll work as well as it always does when righties try to get someone fired for disagreeing with them.

  23. Toni says:

    What a jerk Anderson, Nobody insults anderson and his mother for his weird life, and he’s stupid, calling comey a nut job was a set up to find the leaker. And everybody in media repeats it like it’s not just gossip.
    Wow now we are repeating gossip as news.

  24. Alex says:

    Every week Cooper proves he’s just a well groomed hack. Before Trump got elected he at least tried to look fair, now he can’t contain himself anymore.

    • Brian says:

      It may have been unprofessional but to be fair, he was right about Jeffery Lord.

      • Alex says:

        What is wrong with Lord defending Trump? People defended Hillary’s little e-mail flap, that was a crime. Trump fires someone that NO ONE could stand and Cooper makes an ass out of himself…again! The left loves a one sided argument, their side.

  25. pickles says:

    Cooper born with a silver spoon in his mouth and built his career on the back of his mother’s’ influence and will never be fired because of his mother and because he is gay.

    • dede says:

      and what about Trump?? talk about a silver spoon!!! And for you to say that he is gay and that is why he could not be fired shows all of us you are one sad person…go away.

      • sherry mccarthy says:

        Trump may have been gifted from his father, one million, but then worked his butt off to make billions. And what did the little elitist, Vanderbilt boy do? He received paid for elitist education, elitist entitled jobs handed to him by connections of his elitist family connections. He is a true example of what the “left” used to hate until they became it. Now they’ve turned their hate towards the middle class and those that have actually broken their backs to succeed. They have even made it a sin to want to be successful and dumbazzes on the left cannot even step back and see what pawns they have become for their elitist leaders. Unbelievable.

    • Ken says:

      Which puzzles me that Kellyanne would call him sexist for the eye roll. Then again… Who’s more sexist than Donald Trump? She should of taken it as a compliment.

  26. Steve says:

    Shoo, bigot.

  27. Steve says:

    Cooper is a cisgender gay man. “He” is the appropriate form of address.

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