President Donald J. Trump’s self-congratulatory tendencies have earned him a reputation for being narcissistic. Luckily, this has allowed comedians to savagely satirize the president.
After the President made a seemingly false claim that news anchors were celebrating him after a meeting, Anderson Cooper responded in a way that would upset the commander in chief.
On Wednesday night, CNN’s Anderson Cooper ridiculed President Trump after he claimed that he had received letters of praise from news anchors following his meeting with lawmakers about immigration.
Earlier on Wednesday, Trump had said that he got “great reviews” for the meeting earlier this week with a bipartisan group of lawmakers on immigration. Furthermore, he stated that he received letters from news anchors saying it was “one of the greatest meetings they’ve ever witnessed.”
He also stated that two networks were “phenomenal for about two hours” but “after that they were called by their bosses” and “went south on us.”
In the video below, Cooper featured the President on his Ridiculist segment for the seemingly false statement.
The primary anchor for CNN’s news show Anderson Cooper 360° asked the President to clarify which news anchors had sent him letters of congratulation, adding that he certainly did not send one.
On his program, Cooper gave “major kudos” to the United States Postal Service for “delivering those letters so fast,” sarcastically adding that it was “so fast, it’s almost like it wouldn’t even be humanly possible.”
“Quick question though: Who are these anchors who wrote letters congratulating the president on one of the greatest meetings they’ve ever witnessed, which is a highly believable, totally normal thing that would absolutely happen?”
He continued, joking that letter writing is among the first things taught in “anchor school.”
“Everyone knows when I want to do something totally normal, I send the president one of those big cookies with ‘congratulations on the meeting’ in icing or one of those edible arrangements,” he said.
Cooper added that when CNN asked the White House to back up its claim that Trump received letters of praise for the meeting from anchors, the White House gave the network a list of “two CNN videos and 19 tweets.”
“To be fair, this list does have words on it and those words are actually made up of letters,” the CNN anchor added, “but that’s not generally accepted in reality to mean the same thing as ‘letters of congratulation that anchors sent to the president.'”
Watch the hilarious segment here:
H/T: The Hill