Anderson Cooper has sparked a huge fat-shaming debate following his brutal comments about President Trump on live TV.
The president's latest speech has got everyone talking...
via: GettyAnd in typical Trump fashion, it was full of digs at Joe Biden and his team in regards to this nail-biting election.
Trump's speech generally wasn't received well...
via: GettyAnd it most certainly wasn't taken well by Anderson Cooper.
via: GettyCooper has stunned viewers after brutally tearing apart the president and his eye-opening speech.
But to begin...Let's recap some of the key moments that the election has brought us so far this week.
Joe Biden visits his son's grave.
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 announces 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.
HIGHEST VOTER TURNOUT SINCE 1900 (per .@ElectProject) https://t.co/INvONPoo1y— Bruce Mehlman (@Bruce Mehlman)1604489302.0
The state of Nevada announced that they will not be revealing any data until Thursday.
via: GettyAccording to the live update system presented by The Associated Press, Biden is currently leading with 67% of the votes counted and half a per cent in the numbers. Nevada is a key state for both campaigns.
Donald Trump accuses 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."
-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 tells 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 tells 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" all win their re-election.
Our sisterhood is resilient. https://t.co/IfLtsvLEdx— Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan Omar)1604463586.0
Donald Trump raises 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 are 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 get restricted on the Twitter platform as he continues his rant online.
The final winning paths are laid out.
via: GettyThe Guardian outlined the winner's paths. Biden: "Biden had many paths to find his remaining 32 electoral votes. His most likely path lay through the Great Lakes states, where Pennsylvania and Michigan combined would net 36 votes. Without Pennsylvania, Biden could win by winning Michigan, Wisconsin, and Nevada, where he held a clear but narrow lead. A Biden victory in either of the two reddest states in the mix – Georgia or North Carolina – would almost certainly foretell wins elsewhere and a Biden victory. Trump: "The simplest way for Trump to find the 54 electoral votes he needs would be to win Pennsylvania and at least three other states. If he does not win Pennsylvania, Trump must make a clean sweep of all five remaining states to get to 270."
Joe Biden receives 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 announces 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.
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 files a lawsuit in Pennsylvania.The current president has filed several lawsuits, one now 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.
And yesterday, Trump broke his 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...
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
Is Trump finally starting to give up?
@KingofShirgar Trump’s speech was terrible tbh, he looked exhausted, deflated, not a good sign. He didn’t say anyt… https://t.co/Rxgdfm09zp— Richard Warner (@Richard Warner)1604621581.0
Well, the one person who seems certain of this is CNN's Anderson Cooper.
via: GettyFollowing Trump's press conference, the CNN anchor viciously went in on the president.
Viewers were stunned...
@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
@Acyn Anderson Cooper BURN!! I love it!!! https://t.co/MusLHCJyPx— Mr.Breadmaker (@Mr.Breadmaker)1604638926.0
@Acyn No one does a read like a brilliant well dressed man in a suit.— iamdanalena (@iamdanalena)1604622730.0
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 seems to think that Trump has definitely lost the battle.
via: Twitter"He just hasn’t accepted it and he wants to take everybody down with him, including this country."
Witness it for yourselves here:
Cooper: That is the President of the United States. That is the most powerful person in the world and we see him li… https://t.co/313ziyc3X2— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn Torabi)1604621678.0