CNN Meltdown: Anderson Cooper Calls Trump 'Obese Turtle,' Jim Acosta Goes With 'Sore Loser,' and Other Hot Messes

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Following President Trump’s Thursday night comments from the White House press room on voter fraud and other election irregularities, the Trump-loathing sock puppets of CNN — The Most Trusted Name in News™ as they laughably fancy themselves — dissolved into one their legendary fits of histrionic meltdown.


“AC360” host Anderson Cooper took home the Trump Derangement Syndrome trophy in a walk, accusing the president of behaving like “an obese turtle on his back, flailing in the hot sun, realizing his time is over,” adding that Trump “just hasn’t accepted it.”

Can’t make it up; don’t have to.

In the runner-up spot, Jim Acosta, who as CNN’s White House correspondent has allowed Trump to live rent-free in his TDS-riddled head 24×7 for the last four years, shouted “sore loser” at the president as he was leaving the podium, reportedly asking Trump if he believed he was behaving like one. (To his credit, Trump ignored him.)

As this Twitter user observed, same Jimbo Acosta “who cries when Trump supporters chant CNN sucks.”

On person said she “missed when @Acosta asked Hillary Clinton or Stacey Abrams if they were sore losers all the times they bitched about stolen elections.” Yeah, I missed those times, too — and Hillary is still whining about 2016, continuing to blame everyone and everything for her loss but her arrogant self.


Here’s how the excellence in political punditry segment began, after Trump finished his comments, as reported by NewsBusters.

The Lead and State of the Union host Jake Tapper went first after Trump finished speaking, proclaiming November 5 to have been “a sad night for the United States of America to hear their president say that, to falsely accuse people of trying to steal the election, to try to attack democracy that way with his feast of falsehoods.”

Cooper ruled: “I don’t think we’ve ever seen anything like this from a president of the United States, and I think as Jake said, it’s sad and it is truly pathetic, and of course, it is dangerous.” [Wait, “dangerous”? How so?]

Chief political correspondent Dana Bash replied that what Trump said was not only “illogical” and “nonsensical,” but he caused her to “hav[e] trouble kind of keeping it together after listening to the president of the United States saying what he just said.”

Fellow lefty political correspondent Abby Phillip lamented that Trump was “selfish[ly]” “trying to take the rest of the country” and America’s “voting system down with him.”

“This is a complete farce and a travesty and it’s incredible that he’s doing it from the White House,” she added.


CNN being CNN, America.

Chief correspondent Gloria Borger chipped in, as well, accusing Trump of trying to “undermine Democracy in the United States,” adding: “It’s painful to those of us who love America” — at which point I spit water all over my screen. (Thanks for that, Gloria.)

Finally, let’s revisit the ever-faux-dramatic Acosta, for a moment, shall we?

Prior to Trump’s comments, Jimbo clownishly wondered if there should “be a surgeon general warning” applied to Trump’s remarks because it wasn’t going to “be in line with the facts, may be hazardous to your democracy, may be hazardous to the counting of the votes.”

And after Trump was finished speaking? Jimbo was hysterical, blathering on about how “what we listened to just a few moments ago from the president sounded an awful lot like an attack on American democracy,” and that “President Trump fired the first shot in this attack on our democracy.”

Poor dude needs to dial 1-800-GET-HELP, after four traumatizing years of Stage IV Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Settle down, Jimbo. Besides, it appears that your next gig will be carrying Biden’s water — bigly — although I’m sure you’ll still have bed-wetting nightmares about how “Bad Orange Man was always such a big fat meanie to me.” I hope so, anyway.


CNN, America… The Most Trusted Name in News™. Please.

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