Trump slams CNN’s Anderson Cooper over ‘fake news’

Donald Trump ripped CNN’s anchor Anderson Cooper on Tuesday for reporting “fake news” during a live segment of a debate, and the president’s tweets about CNN, the network and the 2016 election.

“Anderson Cooper was wrong,” Trump said during a White House press briefing.

“He lied to the American people.

The CNN people lied to him.

He lied to everybody.

They lied to their viewers.

They didn’t lie to their audience.

They made up some fake news.

They are the worst.

CNN, CNN, you know, I’ll say it right now, CNN was the worst of the worst.”

Cooper responded by saying, “I think Anderson Cooper was the biggest, the best and the funniest person on television.”

Trump continued to tweet that Cooper “went to bed early last night.”

“He did a very bad job last night,” Trump continued.

“And the reason I said that, Anderson, I said it before he said it, the reason is because Anderson Cooper went to bed at 9 o’clock this morning.”

Trump tweeted the tweet on Monday.

“Anderson Cooper went into a coma at 9:30 a.m. to get a report on his ‘fake’ news.

CNN did not cover this, Anderson Cooper lied to his viewers and to the people of this country.”

The president also took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to slam CNN for its coverage of his administration, including the release of a leaked dossier containing salacious information about his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

Trump, who was inaugurated on Jan. 20, was criticized by his own party after he retweeted a dossier that alleged Flynn had had dinner with the Russian ambassador to the United States before the inauguration.

Flynn resigned from his post in February, citing undisclosed contacts with Russian officials.