Anderson Cooper Is Sorry for That Trump Poop Joke

'If he took a dump on his desk, you would defend it'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2017 4:49 PM CDT

More like Anderson Pooper. Variety reports Anderson Cooper has apologized for using a bit of bathroom humor while interviewing Jeffrey Lord Friday on CNN. Lord, a CNN contributor and Trump supporter, was defending the president calling former FBI director James Comey a "nut job." Anderson, arguing there wasn't anything Trump could do that Lord wouldn't defend, said: "If [Trump] took a dump on his desk, you would defend it." He then went on to commend Lord for his loyalty.

While Lord initially laughed at the line, Cooper later apologized on Twitter, USA Today reports. The CNN anchor tweeted he's "genuinely sorry" about the joke, calling it "unprofessional." For those interested, Lord drew Cooper's ire when he suggested it was "perfectly within" Trump's rights to call Comey a nut job because "he's the president of the United States; he can say what he wants," according to the Washington Post. This isn't the first time Cooper has been in the news instead of reporting it. His recent eye roll at Kellyanne Conway earned him accusations of sexism from conservatives. (More Anderson Cooper stories.)

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