“Who Is the Thug Here?” Anderson Cooper Is Apparently Done With Donald Trump

The CNN anchor mocked the president for his brief appearance outside a boarded-up Washington church and challenged his assertion that he could send in the military to quell protests if governors and mayors failed to stop them.

6/2/2020 9:32:00 PM

'Hiding in a bunker. Hiding behind a suit. Who is the thug? People have waited for days for this wannabe wartime president to say something. And this is what he says. And that is what he does.” AndersonCooper calls out the president

The CNN anchor mocked the president for his brief appearance outside a boarded-up Washington church and challenged his assertion that he could send in the military to quell protests if governors and mayors failed to stop them.

: "We are witnessing a failure of presidential leadership,"Greeting CNN correspondent Kaitlan Collins to the program, Cooper then noted that, after giving that controversial speech, the president strode across Pennsylvania Avenue for a bible-holding photo up in front of a boarded-up St. John’s Church — a path cleared for him by the tear-gassing of protestors — and asked Collins how that event came to be.

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Quoting unnamed sources within the administration, Collins said: "It was driven in part by the fact that he was upset over coverage that he had been rushed to the underground bunker" while protestors gathered outside the White House. "Oh, my God," Anderson interjected, as Collins continued her report. "Wow."

"We are in trouble,” Cooper told her, looking incredulous. “He was hiding in a bunker and embarrassed that people know that. So what does he have to do? He has to stick police on peaceful protesters so he can make a big show of being the little big man walking to a closed down church.”

While CNN aired the footage of Trump crossing Lafayette Square after police had cleared out what had been a peaceful protest, Cooper said, “He always talks about how the world is laughing at the governors right now. The only person the world is laughing at is the President of the United States. And this event, if it wasn’t so dangerous and disgusting, it would be funny because it’s just so low rent and sad.”

Cooper added, “I planned to come tonight and trying to be as calm and reasonable and straightforward — and do this hour of news. And this happened. I can’t believe this is what we have. This is the President we have. They wanted a disrupter? Well, yeah. That’s what disruption is.”

Cooper then went on to discuss — and casually dismiss — Trump's assertion that he would send in the military if the states did not end the protests on their own. Cooper said Trump “claimed a power he doesn’t really have. He can’t send the military into every state — that’s now law and order. What the president doesn’t seem to know or care is that the vast majority of those protesting, they too are calling for law and order. A black man killed with four officers holding him down, a knee to the neck, for more than eight minutes, more than three minutes which he was no longer conscious for. That is not law and order. That’s murder.”

AdvertisementHe went on to say that Trump “seems to think that dominating black people, dominating peaceful protesters is law and order. It’s not. He calls them thugs. Who is the thug here? Hiding in a bunker. Hiding behind a suit. Who is the thug? People have waited for days for this wannabe wartime president to say something. And this is what he says. And that is what he does.”

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Later, Cooper mocked Trump for that a photo op at St. John’s Church, where the president briefly (and awkwardly) held up a Bible.“He has to sick police on peaceful protesters so he can make a big show of being the little big man walking to a closed down church,” said Cooper. “This event, as I said, if it wasn’t so dangerous and disgusting, it would be funny, because it is so low rent and just sad.”

Cooper also brought on to his show Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington,asking for her reactionto Trump's visit to her church. "I am outraged," Budde responded. "The President did not pray when he came to St. John's, nor as you just articulated, did he acknowledge the agony of our country right now."

She added that the protestors that the president had condemned were "rightfully demanding an end to 400 years of systemic racism and white supremacy in our country. And I just want the world to know, that we in the diocese of Washington, following Jesus and his way of love ... we distance ourselves from the incendiary language of this President. We follow someone who lived a life of nonviolence and sacrificial love."

"We align ourselves with those seeking justice for the death of George Floyd and countless others," Budde continued. "And I just can't believe what my eyes have seen."Vogue DailyThe best new culture, style, and beauty stories from Vogue, delivered to you daily.

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Hahahaha. Please stick with fashion and being cunty. Clearly politics doesn't suit your sensibility and your readership (what's left) deserves better than this hate baiting trash. vast majority? 🙄😡 'majority' of those protesters were influenced by the EXTREME LEFT and GEORGE SOROS to destroy America. *If they were really protesting peaceably, businesses, and properties, especially those owned by black people wouldn't be destroyed.

And many black people died in those protests Hiiiiiiii Have you seen the actual states of police killings of arrestees? It’s gone down the most since Trump became president. Since when anderson is the symbol of enlightenment smartness intelligence, a beacon f wisdom? Would you consider him a mathematics science celeb ?No! he just reads the news!!! JUST THATthe fats is black people kills white people 11 times vice-versa!!!!that's the truth!!!

O lying ass paper it was 3 cops holding him down You look like having more interests in stirring shits💩 rather than working on your magazine!!! I used to like your magazine. But why did you stir stools💩 again and make us feel so disgusting!!! The police officers who killed black man have been arrested and charged, the government has heard the voices of protesters, what else do you want, damn you?

He has addressed it, it falls on deaf ears. I have watch news conference after conference. I didn’t even vote for the man and can see this. I think you Vogue are promoting violence with this post. Do you think it is okay to destroy buildings, steal, murder? In the name of? Who is Anderson Cooper? when you hurt trump it also hurts him as well

Donald Trump was lost as to what law and order means between blacks and whites. Though I still love him more than most of our black president's God will have the last say, not man!!! Amen Trump is a nasty Thug... Yh, I said what I said, and ain’t taking it back cause I meant it 💯 Take this Trump photo post down! Stop promoting Trump! Stop promoting Trumps image... Strop advertising Trump’s Photos on the internet. This is what he wants; he wants you to promote his image whether it’s good or bad.... Blackout Trump Now!

His mind is deteriorating laugh out loud All trump cares about is power; absolute, unilateral power in America, I think not; the thug should stop talking lies. The American people have turned a deaf ear to a brutal man who wants to be a dictator over us, Ooh hell to the nall ! Great work, Vogue. Time to call out a president who has pattern of inflammatory statements that spread hate, discrimination, intolerance, and falsehoods against the black community at a time of profound national crisis. TrumpIsARacist

Who is the fake news here? Trump is tje best president ever and you know it. another mindless Clown News Network drone. no wonder their ratings are down and the funny thing is they are so pro dems and pro protestors but the ' protestors' still attacked their building. Lmao! This is Islam And some president protect Aemrican on the news, but kill them from the back...

What about all the police killed by rioters...where is justice for them. You are nothing but a lying communist . He is So ICONIC... SLAYED ♥️ AC360 America has had a failure of leadership since day 1 of the trump administration. AC360 Urgent: Anderson/ swastika alert. All fake and brainwash narrative

Also, no one is 'done' with someone else. That is poor grammar - something learned in elementary school. You become more and more pathetic each day. Perhaps you all should limit yourselves to publishing pictures of high fashion. What about all of the people who were killed by 'protesters'? What about the people whose businesses were destroyed by 'protesters'? This is simply an ExcuseForBadBehavior. Shut this lawlessness down. Wasn't long ago you arrested a mom for taking her kid to a park during Covid.

Entonces si ya está detenido y en proceso el policía que mató ilegalmente al hermano que delinquió, la ley debe respetarse por tods. No hay razón para protestar violentamente Did old folks burn down businesses when this happened? Stop.. stick with fashion! Some of us are awake to what's really going on!

Donald goes to church? maybe that’s a good thing for him. andersoncooper The national guard to shut protestors up! Those are acts of a dictatorship. Enough is enough change needs to happen in this racist country. There is no reason for all this ignorance in the US and this systemic racism to prevail. We’re in a new era and this will NOT be tolerated.

Thank you— this “leader” is disturbing. Violent people are fighting against violence? It is so irrational. They’re not calling for law an order. They’re calling for revenge. They need to stop and think: A man was killed. The murderer has been arrested and will be punished. There’s no way to stop violence with violence

A woman minding her store gets beat with a board .by your peaceful protesters That clown over there Trump will never understand what it feels like to be gunned down. He does not care because it's not him being arrested by police and treated unfairly. Smh StopTheViolence Anderson, how do you call for law and order when you and your buddies are carrying flat screen TVs outta Target, robbing liquor stores, burning down Post Offices, destroying poor neighborhoods, killing store owners? But you call a man who asked for peace to be restored a thug.

Cooper is a moron andersoncooper Wish AlQaeda and iran launch their missiles and bombs towards White House while law enforcers are busy. Haha realDonaldTrump deserves assassination. Burn all Trump properties instead. I thought they charged the cop with First-degree murder ? What happened ? 🤨 perla_1274 As he holds a bible he’s never seen in his life.

andersoncooper Welcome to the club andersoncooper . AC360 AdrienMenielle désolé mais ça me perturbe.. Wake up America!! Racism which is our national wound which we have been healing from. It was used to try and destroy our GREAT Country. WE WILL WIN!!!!! Don’t fall for all the LIES. AmericaStrong AmericaOnFire Riots2020 minneapolisriots nycprotests nylooting

AC360 Are you done with Cuomo who threatened to displace the elected mayor of NYC or doesn’t that count because they’re ‘progressive’? 'A black man killed with four officers holding him down. That is not law and order.That’s murder.' Is Trump contesting this fact? I don't get it. What does lawless violence, destruction of small businesses, police precincts, theft of property have to do with George Floyds murder?

andersoncooper What did you expect from a draft dodger Mhm 👏🏼 andersoncooper He is Trump Trash Thank you! Absolutely true. AC360 Cooper I will tell you who he is! Fraud !Liar! Their!Fraud!?imposter imposter. Known for fraud declassified imbisil that's who djt is small letters cox had is insignificant

AC360 SpeakerPelosi SenSchumer potus My thoughts-Vogue trashes conservative values and women, like FLOTUS. Boycott anything VOGUE. Anderson & CNN are just a sewer of vile hatred for the PEOPLE’s President & his supporters, we the people. Here r the DEMs yu idolize. Are yu proud yet? AC360 Meant Anderson cooper mu h much more educated then the clown DONALD TRUMP

AC360 AC360 Someone more educa6 tbs you AC360 November is not coming soon enough!!

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Anderson Cooper Calls Out Trump's Response amid Protests: 'So Low Rent and Just Sad''The only people that the world is laughing at is the president of the United States,' Anderson Cooper said AC360 would know ! Like anyone would listen Anderson Cooper. Now that be funny and stupid of someone ..because it was. 😂

'Who is the thug?': Anderson Cooper blasts Trump's 'outrageous and dangerous' photo op stunt'People have waited for days for this wannabe wartime president to say something. And this is what he says.' andersoncooper sorry he should have referred to the hundreds of individuals robbing, looting, and beating innocent people and business as respectable citizens sad that you give crap like this attention The enemy are the rioters, looters, arsonists, property destroyers, paid rioters & now cop killers. It’s anarchy. And it needs to be put down now by whatever means necessary. We complied during the lockdown and now this coordinated rioting. Uh,uh, not anymore. Enough!! You lot called him yellow but no upset that he did what you don't expect? This is like school boys daring reach other to get more and more outrageous. Ffs you Americans are dumb.

'Who is the thug?': Anderson Cooper blasts Trump's 'outrageous and dangerous' photo op stunt'People have waited for days for this wannabe wartime president to say something. And this is what he says.' Thank God for Anderson Cooper. They’re angry about a bible. Satanist hate the Bible.

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