Anderson Cooper used his opening monologue to apologize to CNN viewers for airing last night’s incredible town hall.
The caption at the bottom of the screen read: “What You Saw.”
Cooper wallowed in pity about the network’s embarrassment at the hands of President Trump.
“Many of you have expressed deep anger and disappointment. Many of you are upset that someone who attempted to destroy our democracy was invited to sit on the stage in front of a crowd of Republican voters to answer questions and predictably continue to spew lie after lie after lie,” Cooper said.
First off, Anderson Cooper’s first two sentences contain an egregious lie.
The United States of America is a constitutional republic.
This country is not a democracy.
Democracy is mob rule.
Cooper continued his somber monologue to viewers.
“It was awful to hear him spread ridiculous lies about the election,” Cooper said.
“And it was certainly disturbing to hear that audience, young and old. Our fellow citizens, people who love their kids and go to church, laugh and applaud his lies,” he continued.
Cooper is right about one thing.
The audience did give Trump a standing ovation.
I wonder if CNN's vastly-improved 3.1 million viewers applauded the town hall?
"As good a job as Kaitlan Collins did trying to fact check him, it is impossible to check fully because he lies so shamelessly," Cooper lamented.
President Trump was the one doing the fact checking Wednesday night.
He brought the literal receipts.
Cooper continued to say that CNN viewers had a right to complain about giving Donald Trump air time on the network.
"Now, many of you think CNN shouldn't have given him any platform to speak and I understand the anger about that," Cooper said.
Cooper admitted that Trump is the front-runner for the Republican nominee in the 2024 presidential election and no other candidate is close.
"That man you were so upset to hear from last night, he may be President of the United States in less than two years," Cooper added.
The CNN host then said that his viewers have every right to not watch the network ever again.
“You have every right to be outraged today and angry and never watch this network again. But do you think staying in your silo and only listening to people you agree with is going to make that person go away?" Cooper said.
Watch Anderson Cooper's monologue below:
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