Anderson Cooper gives freaky explanation for 'hacked' anti-Trump tweet

Saul Bowman
December 15, 2017

After Democrat Doug Jones was announced the winning in Alabama's election on Tuesday, Trump tweeted about why he didn't originally endorse Moore, and why it was the right decision. I guess that really does mean that you can't believe everything that you read on the Internet.

CNN released a freakish statement attempting to explain why the Twitter account of Anderson Cooper posted an anti-Trump message on Tuesday evening.

CNN and Cooper's official explanation for the since deleted tweet is that Cooper's Twitter account was compromised.

Donald Trump says he didn't think Roy Moore would win the US Senate election.

"We are looking into how this happened", he added. "Roy worked hard but the deck was stacked against him!" "I have not sent a tweet in days or replied to any tweets".

And a hack is what CNN's PR attributed the tweet to later in the morning. His assistant inadvertently left his phone unlocked and unattended at the gym early this morning, and someone took the phone and sent the tweet. The network also said "geolocation tools" proved the tweet was sent from NY when Cooper was in Washington DC at the time.

Trump has frequently criticised the mainstream media and deemed stories that are critical of him and his policies as "fake news". However, when it comes to Trump's flip-flopping, Cooper says the response from his Twitter handle was not his own.

CNN went on to note that Cooper's assistant is the "only other person" who can access his account. "Anderson was in Washington, and we have proof the tweet was sent from NY, from a phone belonging to his assistant", the statement read.

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