Anderson Cooper took the offensive against Donald Trump over his claim that the media is covering up terrorist attacks. Cooper has proof that Trump is lying: himself. He covered many of the incidents described in Trump’s released list of under-reported terrorist attacks.
Watch courtesy of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360:
Anderson Cooper: I know we covered attacks, I was there https://t.co/W4sYKYqdHF https://t.co/r7BEVkbZ2N
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) February 7, 2017
To scenes of him on the scene at many of these terrorist attacks Trump claims went under-reported, Cooper said:
“Not only did we cover many of the attacks on that list, we covered them heavily. I know, because I was on the ground reporting a number of them. CNN was on the ground in Ottawa, Canada, when a gunman killed someone at the tomb of the unknown soldier. I was in Orlando, I flew there right after the news broke. December 2015, that was on the list, San Bernardino. I was there, 14 people killed and 21 wounded in coordinated attacks. This was a month after I reported on the carnage in Paris, where terrorists killed 130 people and wounded many others. To be sure, this program did not cover each and every incident on the list, however other programs, as well as CNN International, covered most if not all of them, most of them exhaustively.”
Trump unwisely was itself based on media reports of the attacks Trump claimed were unreported, thus not only failing to prove Trump’s claim but actually discrediting it.
The result is not at all what Donald Trump had hoped for, with this lie, like so many before it, collapsing under its own weight. Chock up another epic fail to Donald Trump’s incompetent White House lie machine.