'D'oh! Spicer!' CNN's Anderson Cooper Mocks the White House as It Twists Itself in Knots to Save Trump from Himself
For a man believed to be under investigation for obstruction of justice, President Donald Trump took the bold move Wednesday of demanding that the attorney general end the very probe that is examining his conduct and the several crimes of his associates.
As CNN's Anderson Cooper pointed out Wednesday night, Trump's assertion that "Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now" looked an awful lot like an order to end in the investigation, which is especially egregious given that Sessions is recused from the investigation.
Cooper pointed out that White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tried to downplay the tweet at a briefing Wednesday afternoon, saying that Trump was only expressing an opinion, not issuing an order.
"There is no reason he shouldn't be able to voice that opinion," Sanders said.
"See?" Cooper said mockingly on his show "Anderson Cooper 360." "The president is just like most Americans: angry, speaking out on Twitter from the White House as president and chief executive, as Jeff Sessions' boss. But hey, he's just a guy with an opinion. It's not like his tweets are official statements by the President of the United States. I mean, what idiot would ever claim that?"
Right on cue, Cooper played a clip of former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, referring to Trump's tweets, saying: "The president is the president of the United States. They're considered official statements by the president of the United States."
"D'oh! Spicer!" Cooper said.
Watch the clip below:
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