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Anderson Cooper forced to apologize after 'desk dump' comment — then James Woods savagely mocks him

Actor James Woods mocks CNN's Anderson Cooper for a comment the anchor made on his show Friday. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper was forced to apologize Friday after he made a "crude" and "unprofessional" remark on his show.

During a panel discussion "Anderson Cooper 360" Friday, Cooper said that Jeffery Lord, a diehard supporter of President Donald Trump, would defend Trump if the president "took a dump" on his desk.

"If he took a dump on his desk you would defend it," Cooper said. "I mean, I don’t know what he would do that you would not defend!"

Cooper's comment came after Lord defended Trump for allegedly referring to former FBI Director James Comey as a "nut job," a revelation made public Friday in a New York Times report.

Cooper immediately apologized on air for his "dump" comment and later tweeted a separate apology over the remark, saying that he is "genuinely sorry" for the "crude sentence."

"I regret the crude sentence i spoke earlier tonight and followed it up by apologizing on air. It was unprofessional. I am genuinely sorry," Cooper wrote on Twitter.

Still, despite his apology, Cooper earned the ire of actor James Woods, one of the lone conservative Hollywood stars.

In a series of tweets, Woods questioned whether or not Cooper is a real journalist, said CNN was not real news and mocked Cooper with a half dozen or so hashtags, including: "#WalterCronkiteHeIsNot," "#ScatologistAndersonCooper" and "#AndersonScooper."

Woods routinely uses his Twitter account to mock and berate liberals and the mainstream media, calling out apparent instances of bias and hypocrisy.

He recently rebuked Time Magazine for claiming Senate Republicans "tore up" Senate rules by employing the nuclear option to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Woods also mocked Planned Parenthood head Cecile Richards last week for a hypocritical Mother's Day tweet and op-ed.

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