CNN host Anderson Cooper blasted President Donald Trump and Fox News host Jeanine Pirro during an "Anderson Cooper 360°" segment on Monday night.
What did President Trump say?
During his "Ridiculist" segment at the end of his show, Cooper hit out at Trump for criticizing Fox News for hosting Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.
Buttigieg appeared during a Fox News town hall event on Sunday and received a standing ovation.
Trump tweeted his disdain about the event on Sunday, writing, "Hard to believe that @FoxNews is wasting airtime on Mayor Pete, as Chris Wallace likes to call him. Fox is moving more and more to the losing (wrong) side in covering the Dems. They got dumped from the Democrats [sic] boring debates, and they just want in."
"They forgot the people who got them there," the president added. "Chris Wallace said, 'I actually think, whether you like his opinions or not, that Mayor Pete has a lot of substance ... fascinating biography.' Gee, he never speaks well of me — I like Mike Wallace better ... and Alfred E. Newman will never be President!"
What did Cooper say?
Cooper responded to Trump's remarks, saying, "Tonight, the world's biggest, most elegant cable news fan has gotten his foxy-loxy tail in a twist. That's right, President Trump — a man that thinks journalism is an hour-long phone call where Sean Hannity spoon-feeds him topics like pre-chewed cream of wheat is on a tirade against his most favorite network."
"Their offense? Fox's actual news division — not their morning zoo crew or primetime propaganda pack — invited a Democrat to appear on the air," Cooper added
After reading the president's aforementioned tweets, Cooper joked, "Does that sound like a jealous 15-year-old boy to you, Snapchatting his bestie late at night?"
"Oh," he continued, "the betrayal when the network you love and rely on for advice and support suddenly gives a platform to someone else and they give him a standing ovation."
Cooper also ridiculed Pirro — whom he called "the president's Islamophobe-in-arms" — mocking her facial expressions while playing a clip of her show.
Calling Pirro "that Amtrak seat-mate that you just cannot get away from," Cooper cued a clip from her weekend show.
"Wow, who wrote that!" he sarcastically marveled. "Biting!"
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