Anderson Cooper Lets The Whole World Know He Is Just Completely Sick Of Donald Trump’s Act

The CNN anchor cut away from Trump's speech aboard the USS Iowa after he realized it was the same exact stump speech he's been giving every night.
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One day before the second GOP primary debate of this election season, Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump may have been put on notice that at least one cable news network may not be willing to give him wall-to-wall coverage anymore. During what was supposed to be Trump’s big foreign policy speech aboard the USS Iowa Tuesday night, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper cut away from live coverage when he realized that the real estate mogul was just giving the same incoherent and rambling ass stump speech that we’ve heard dozens of times now.

While CNN has been perfectly happy over the past few weeks to give Trump free campaign advertising by airing his speeches in their entirety, it seems Cooper just had enough on Tuesday. It appears The Donald’s campaign staff had promised the media that Tuesday’s address was going to contain specifics and details on his foreign policy vision. Instead, the Trumpster just rambled on about illegal immigration, how everyone in Washington is stupid, the beatdown America is getting from China and the rest of his greatest hits.

When it became obvious that his show was being used, once again, to promote Trump’s campaign, Cooper just cut away from the speech and told his audience that he was told that this was going to be a foreign policy address that would include actual details and plans. He stated that if Trump decided to discuss actual foreign policy, as advertised, then they’d go back to the speech. Obviously, Trump just kept on Trumping, because that’s what he does.

Beyond noting this on air, the program’s Twitter account also hammered the celebrity billionaire for the bait and switch.



Theodore Schleifer’s piece on the speech was also pretty harsh towards the GOP hopeful. Trump was criticized for giving his “umpteenth stump speech” while promising something else entirely.

From the article:

What was pitched as Donald Trump’s maiden foreign policy address ended up being Donald Trump’s umpteenth stump speech.

The Republican front-runner stood on a battleship in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening and largely dispensed with the idea that he would offer a broad foreign policy vision. Instead, the businessman spoke for under 15 minutes aboard the USS Iowa, returning to his tough rhetoric on immigration as several hundred protestors chanted their disapproval nearby.

Trump has recently struggled with some basic foreign policy questions, most prominently in an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt — who will be one of the questioners at the CNN debate at the Reagan Library. Trump was flustered early in the interview when he appeared not to know the name of General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Forces who has played a critical role in Iraq and in the fight against ISIS.

But he did little on Tuesday to display new national security credentials, mostly repeating his promises to recruit the nation’s smartest negotiators that would execute his foreign policy. The American people, he repeated, are “disgusted” and he could change that.

About a week ago, news leaked out that many CNN producers openly complained to network president Jeff Zucker over the amount of coverage they were giving the former reality TV star. One of the major complaints was that CNN decided to bump Cooper’s 10th anniversary Katrina special to another night so they could air live coverage of a Trump rally and spend additional time talking about his speech.

While I don’t expect an immediate change from any of the cable news stations regarding their coverage of the GOP poll leader, it will be interesting to see if they start listening to some of the criticism that has been tossed their way and at least cover him differently.


H/T Mediaite

Justin Baragona is the editor and publisher of Contemptor. Prior to starting the site, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He currently resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.
6 Comments on this post.
  • Judy King
    16 September 2015 at 1:05 am

    Hear! Hear! Thank you for turning off the self-aggrandizing Trump, who refuses to take neither his campaign or the Presidency with the seriousness that American voters deserve. Good reporting Justin Baragona.

  • Lynn
    16 September 2015 at 1:40 am

    CNN give Bernie Sanders some free air time. If you can do it for trump you certainly can for Bernie. He will be the nent US President if the people have their way.

  • Motherunit420
    16 September 2015 at 5:16 am

    It’s about time. Trump’s got nothing. Never did have anything except a big mouth and a bully’s attitude. He panders to the lowest and dumbest of his base. He knows what they want to hear (something GREAT!). Even FOX “News” is starting to figure him out.

  • Stuart
    16 September 2015 at 11:03 am

    Thank you Anderson. Here is his foreign policy: I am going to build a wall and it will be the best wall, it will be the biggest wall………………………….. There is no need to keep providing free time for this self aggrandizing narcissist.

  • kcp
    16 September 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Trump is just a Carnival Barker, has nothing of substance in his lame boring speeches and is only in the running because his audience is as boring and stupid as he is. You notice that his supporters are mostly bigots.

  • Gary Downing
    16 September 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Republicans have not worked in our Congress for over six years to help the people of this nation and now they want to elect a con man.

    People in this nation pay taxes to have things done for them in return. Like new highways, safe bridges, a new rail systems would be nice. We pay for protection in our cities, counties and states and we expect our money to go to the things that will help ALL AMERICANS. Not just corporations who have dumped Thousands, if not more into the pockets of the Republicans who have REFUSED TO WORK WITH OUR PRESIDENT FOR OVER SIX YEARS.

    They REFUSED TO MAKE SURE BILLS AND ISSUES WERE WORKED ON. Was it because those things helped the working class, the poor, our seniors and our veterans? I THINK IT WAS LIKE SPOILED, LITTLE CHILDREN, WHO JUST LOST A GAME.

    Yes it’s bad enough we have had those people saying they work for us when they don’t and now they support a flim-flam man, a smooth talking, dishonest con artist.

    Tax payers don’t need more people who know how to lie, what they need are honest people who stand for ALL AMERICANS, and that means each and every AMERICAN, not just a few.

    It’s time to remove the jokes we pay well over $160,000.00 for three months work, ESPECAILY WHEN THEY DON’T WORK.

    We should have people in office willing to work for minimum wages and reduced benefits over what is now in place.

    When American gets a raise they get the same amount of a raise. We have had enough of those who work only for the rich. They have divided us as if we are North and South again, and people say that side is our enemy.


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