Anderson Cooper Offers Hilarious Response to Omarosa's Teary Trump Revisionism on 'Big Brother'

Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigualt-Newman is now a contestant on the CBS reality game show Big Brother.

She's already trying to feign horror at the administration of President Donald Trump, whom she enthusiastically endorsed before the election.

CNN host Anderson Cooper had some thoughts about her tearful, whispery revelations during a conversation with fellow contestant Ross Matthews.

“If I whisper into the microphone, nobody can hear me,” Cooper said in jest, lifting his microphone to his mouth. “What’s going on? That’s crazy.”

Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) joked that her whisper-delivery would make for a good SNL skit.

When Cooper posited that Omarosa was betraying her former employer, legal analyst Jeff Toobin got the last laugh: "But it doesn't count as betrayal if you're whispering."

Watch the full conversation below.

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. AlterNet’s journalists work tirelessly to counter the traditional corporate media narrative. We’re here seven days a week, 365 days a year. And we’re proud to say that we’ve been bringing you the real, unfiltered news for 20 years—longer than any other progressive news site on the Internet.

It’s through the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to share with you all the underreported news you need to know. Independent journalism is increasingly imperiled; ads alone can’t pay our bills. AlterNet counts on readers like you to support our coverage. Did you enjoy content from David Cay Johnston, Common Dreams, Raw Story and Robert Reich? Opinion from Salon and Jim Hightower? Analysis by The Conversation? Then join the hundreds of readers who have supported AlterNet this year.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure AlterNet remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to AlterNet, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.

alternet logo

Tough Times

Demand honest news. Help support AlterNet and our mission to keep you informed during this crisis.