It seems that the CNN anchor now regrets his words...
Anderson Cooper caused quite a stir last week.
via: TwitterWhile live-reporting the presidential election, he used some peculiar words to describe Donald Trump... and people weren't happy.
via: TwitterThe CNN broadcaster actually sparked a fat-shaming debate online.
But to begin...Let's recap some of the key moments that the election has brought us last week.
Joe Biden visited his son's grave.
Biden decided to kick-off his election day by heading to Wilmington, Delaware in order to visit Beau's grave before joining the members of his campaign later on.
Joe Biden walks with his granddaughter to visit his son Beau’s grave on the morning of Election Day.… https://t.co/n7Ape5OjuV— NBC News (@NBC News)1604413284.0
Donald Trump prematurely announced election win.
via: GettyDespite there being no indication as to who would take the crown, Donald Trump announced that he had won the election. This was a false statement on behalf of the president, who was condemned by the Biden campaign and several Republicans who referred to the claim as "outrageous."
The highest voter turnout was announced.
This number has been the highest it's ever been since 1990.
HIGHEST VOTER TURNOUT SINCE 1900 (per .@ElectProject) https://t.co/INvONPoo1y— Bruce Mehlman (@Bruce Mehlman)1604489302.0
Donald Trump accused the Democrats of trying to "steal" the election."We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election," he writes. "We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed!"
Both campaigns announce that they're "on the right path."
It seems as though both parties are confident that their selected nominee is going to win this one.
-Biden's Campaign manager: "Joe Biden is on track to win this election, and he will be the next president of the Un… https://t.co/Z4mYVb9khz— Joyce Karam (@Joyce Karam)1604503872.0
Biden told his supporters to "keep the faith."
via: GettyWhile the early statistics favored Donald Trump, Joe Biden hit the stage in Delaware to thank all of his fans and supporters and to also remind them to "keep the faith."
Donald Trump told workers to "stop counting."
via: GettyAccording to CNN, this was an "attack" on democracy. White House reporter, Stephen Collinson, analyzed the remarks and concluded: "Trump's remarks essentially amounted to a demand for the legally cast votes of American citizens not to be recorded in a historic act of disenfranchisement. And they brought closer the potential constitutional nightmare that many have feared since Trump started to tarnish an election that he apparently worried he could lose months ago."
Biden was declared the winner of Wisconsin.
via: GettyIn 2016, Wisconsin sat comfortably as a red state, but 4 years later, Joe Biden has secured it and it's 10 electoral votes.
"The Squad" won their re-election.
Democrats Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley have all won re-election in their respective states.
Our sisterhood is resilient. https://t.co/IfLtsvLEdx— Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan Omar)1604463586.0
Donald Trump raised speculation on election credibility.On a Twitter rant, the president claimed that things had taken a "strange" turn after he was leading last night when the early figures showed he was leading in almost all battleground and swing states, even though many journalists and political advisors have claimed that there is no evidence of voter fraud in any state.
Donald trump's tweets were restricted on Twitter.With the label "Some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process," the president's tweets were restricted on the Twitter platform as he continues his rant online.
Joe Biden received more votes than any other presidential candidate in history.
via: GettyThe previous record was held by former president of the United States, Barack Obama, and has now been taken over by Joe Biden who currently stands at 70,147,282 at the time of writing.
Trump campaign announced that they will file for a recount in Wisconsin.
via: GettyBill Stepien, the campaign manager released this statement: “There have been reports of irregularities in several Wisconsin counties which raise serious doubts about the validity of the results. The President is well within the threshold to request a recount and we will immediately do so." However, as I have mentioned previously, there has still not been any evidence of voter fraud.
The Democratic nominee in Maine conceded defeat.
Susan Collins announced her Democratic challenger, Sara Gideon, had conceded the race while speaking to supporters so Donald Trump has won the lone electoral vote from Maine’s 2nd congressional district even though Joe Biden has carried the overall state.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) declares victory after her opponent Sara Gideon called her to concede the race.… https://t.co/M5dNrpiUQB— The Recount (@The Recount)1604514358.0
Donald Trump filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania.The president has filed several lawsuits, with one targeting Pennsylvania, a state that he was projected to win. He has also tweeted that he's had a "big legal win" in the state, even though no evidence has yet been supplied to back it up.
Joe Biden wins Michigan.
via: GettyJust minutes before the final results came in, Biden was projected to win Michigan by a narrow margin and those dreams have finally come true as he manages to clinch the victory. But the winner of the election is still undecided as ballots continue to be counted in the final states: Nevada, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.
Trump broke a thirty-six-hour silence with a White House press briefing...
via: GettyAnd, of course, he wasted no time in expressing his somewhat illegitimate confidence in his chances of re-election.
He said this:
via: Getty"If you count the legal votes, I win." Trump has made this claim before, even though votes are still being counted.
The president then branded media polling as "election interference"...
via: Getty"These phoney [fake] polls were designed to keep our voters at home and create the illusion of momentum for Mr. Biden, and diminish the Republicans' ability to raise funds - they were suppression polls, everyone knows that now."
via: Getty"We were winning in all the key locations, a lot actually! And then our numbers started miraculously getting widdled away in secret, and they wouldn't allow legally permissible observers." Trump then suggested he had been cheated out of this election by the Democrats and that he'll be taking this further to court right away.
People were left gob-smacked following the president's wild claims...
And many interpreted his chaotic speech as an indication of his upcoming defeat.
Maybe this is Trump’s version of a concession speech. Despite the defiant words he seems deflated. He may never pub… https://t.co/oMeSjbMYqk— Sadanand Dhume (@Sadanand Dhume)1604621635.0
Well, the one person who seemed certain of this was CNN's Anderson Cooper.
via: GettyFollowing Trump's press conference, the CNN anchor viciously went in on the president.
Viewers were stunned...
But many found that Cooper was speaking nothing but words of truth.
@Acyn Not sure this meets journalistic objective standards, but God Damn if Anderson's not right.— Bruce Walker (@Bruce Walker)1604625606.0
@Acyn Is there a journalism Hall of Fame? This clip should definitely be included, and historians need to mark this… https://t.co/MlpKDa5Igx— Anne McCarthy (@Anne McCarthy)1604621810.0
@AM_McCarthy @Acyn Yea. Anderson won EVERYTHING with that quote!— SaraElle #BlackVotersMatter 🇺🇸 (@SaraElle #BlackVotersMatter 🇺🇸)1604626397.0
@Acyn I believe the proper term for this is "burn". If only the press was this ruthless from the start, from the ve… https://t.co/D6wCjIYkDy— Eric Fisher (He/Him) (@Eric Fisher (He/Him))1604623564.0
@HalloweenBlogs @Acyn @andersoncooper Lol 😂🤣 Anderson described this fool so perfect 😩— vee (@vee)1604624389.0
@Acyn Somebody's out of fucks to give...— Cunning linguist & Master debater. (@Cunning linguist & Master debater.)1604622035.0
@Acyn How did Anderson Cooper say that with a straight face? 🤣🤣🤣— Valerie (Fidan) Alvarez (@Valerie (Fidan) Alvarez)1604622089.0
Others, however, felt his comments were "fat-shaming."
Not all of you laughing at Anderson’s “Obese Turtle” comment. Fat-shaming isn’t funny no matter who it’s directed at.— Savannah (@Savannah)1604634719.0
This may be an unpopular opinion but I’m not crazy about the obese turtle thing or that Oatmeal illustration. A lot… https://t.co/eVUXvmdaM6— Rich Burroughs (@Rich Burroughs)1604627985.0
The Anderson Cooper quote could have been just as effective without the fat-shaming. There are plenty of ways to cr… https://t.co/th9K9H8oKP— Jill (@Jill)1604626878.0
Oh cool, people are using "obese" to insult someone, then insisting it's a neutral term. Again. Neat.— Aubrey Gordon, Your Fat Friend (she/her/hers) (@Aubrey Gordon, Your Fat Friend (she/her/hers))1604637454.0
So, what was it that Cooper said?
via: Twitter"That is the president of the United States. That is the most powerful person in the world, and we see him like an obese turtle on his back flailing in the hot sun, realizing his time is over."
Cooper seemed to think that Trump had definitely lost the battle.
via: Twitter"He just hasn’t accepted it and he wants to take everybody down with him, including this country."