Giants VP of Communications Praises Anderson Cooper After Obscene Comment to Trump Supporter

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper says he regrets making a "crude" and "unprofessional" remark about President Donald Trump directed at Jeffrey Lord live on-air Friday during a segment on AC360.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper has now apologized for taking the low road during an interview with a supporter of Donald Trump, admitting that his choice of words was “unprofessional.” But despite the apology, Pat Hanlon, the New York Giants vice president of communications, voiced full support for the CNN host.

Hanlon jumped to his Twitter account to give aid to Cooper a few days after the CNN host made his outrageous comments — and also days after he apologized for them. But, in Hanlon’s eyes, Cooper could do no wrong. In his tweet, Hanlon insisted that Cooper “is a responsible journalist/commentator. Given climate of the day, that’s the highest praise.”

The incident was spurred by Cooper’s conduct on his “Anderson Cooper 360” broadcast on Friday, May 19.

During a discussion with Trump supporter and CNN contributor Jeffrey Lord, Cooper went lowbrow by taunting Lord and characterizing him as a brainless automaton who would support Trump no matter what the President did.

“If he took a dump on his desk, you would defend it,” Cooper exclaimed during the discussion on his show.

“I don’t know what he would do that you would not defend,” Cooper added sharply.

For his part, Lord laughed the comments off.

Cooper soon seemed to realize he stepped over the line, and tried to lighten it up by saying, “you’re a loyal guy, I think that speaks well of you.”

But, as the New York Daily News notes, Cooper went even farther soon thereafter and admitted that he erred in making the untoward comments.

“I regret the crude sentence i spoke earlier tonight and followed it up by apologizing on air,” Cooper later wrote in a May 19 tweet. “It was unprofessional. I am genuinely sorry.”

But, perhaps being unprofessional is becoming a habit for Cooper. After all, this is the same Anderson Cooper who rolled his eyes when talking to Trump spokesperson Kellyanne Conway, an act Conway later called “sexist.”

There were many different reactions to the incident, of course.

Naturally, liberals loved Cooper’s crude comments.

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