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Donald Trump Thinks Anderson Cooper Is Temperamentally Unfit To Moderate Debate

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Great news for anyone who was running out of things to be outraged about: foaming sea slug Donald Trump has done a new thing!

This time, he’s saying that Anderson Cooper shouldn’t moderate the second presidential debate, coming up on October 9.

“He’ll be very biased, very biased,” Trump said, like a kid who knows he sucks at baseball complaining about the mean referees before the game. Trump added a bunch of blah-blah-blah about how he’ll be there but he won’t like it. “CNN is the Clinton News Network and Anderson Cooper, I don’t think he can be fair.”

Trump is probably referring to … oh God, who knows, Trump has never referred to anything specific in his life. Maybe he’s referring to how CNN is reporting facts, and Trump doesn’t like facts. Maybe he’s referring to Wolf Blitzer’s sexy daddy beard. Maybe he’s misses those old James Earl Jones station ID spots. Your guess is as good as anyone else’s.

The Cooper debate will also feature Martha Raddatz from ABC News, and Lester Holtz from NBC will moderate the first one on September 26. The third is October 19 with Chris Wallace, Mike Wallace’s kid. Now if you want to talk about being unfit to moderate a debate, take a look at Chris Wallace: he publicly said that he wouldn’t fact check anyone during the debate, since it’s not his role. What? Whose role is it if not the moderator to ask the participants to please, if they wouldn’t mind, tell the truth? Wallace has also publicly praised Trump puppeteer Roger Ailes.

In other news, the government is scheduled to shut down in two weeks, but nobody’s talking about that.

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23 Comments

  • dre23222

    DT you are unfit to exist. Go away!!!!!!

  • Kim K Kute Kuchie

    TRUMP’S just mad COOPER wouldn’t wanna top him. Calm down, Trump. It’s not you, it’s him. Andy’s a wellknown bottom

  • Kieran

    To be fair, Anderson does work for the Clinton News Network.

  • Alistair Wiseman

    The upcoming debate moderators,

    Anderson Cooper
    Martha Raddatz
    Lester Holt
    Chris Wallace

    all have one thing in common – they are all Democrats.

    Republicans never learn.

  • dwes09

    @Alistair Wiseman: Wallace has voted for candidates for both parties, and works at Fox News. He is not a left leaner. Neither candidate will be coddled, and that is all that matters.

    Trump has already shown himself to be petulant and childish when he perceives himself to be under attack (even when he actually is not), so this is a great opportunity to show he can behave maturely when not surrounded by sycophants. If he cannot, and if he cannot answer directly, he should not be president.
    There will be ample analysis of the behavior of both candidates from both sides, and ample fact checking of both.

    Republicans DO never learn, but that is an entirely different issue and more related to their regressive nature.

  • Alistair Wiseman

    @dwes09:

    “Wallace has voted for candidates for [sic] both parties, and works at Fox News.”

    I have also voted for candidates of both parties as I used to be a Democrat. Regardless, Chris Wallace has been an admitted registered Democrat for over 20 years.

    As far as Fox News goes, they employ (unlike their other newsroom counterparts) people of both political parties. This diversity/contrast in hiring undoubtedly contributes to “Faux News” (what you liberals so “cleverly” call) easily being number one in cable news.

  • Alistair Wiseman

    @Hussain-TheCanadian:

    True. Trump has been a registered Democrat, Independent and Republican. At this juncture, he is Republican-ish. Republicrat?

  • Brian

    Anderson Cooper should not moderate. I think he has a victimhood mentality at times.

    Also, will Anderson dare to ask Hillary about the Saudi connections to her Clinton Foundation? Saudis aren’t exactly kind to gay identity politics.

  • brianrio66

    And Donnie your permanently unfit to to be anything even remotely presidential.

  • dwes09

    @Alistair Wiseman: easily being number one in cable news.

    They don’t even call themselves a news network, but when pressed refer to themselves as entertainment. That is where the “Faux News” name comes from. They have been banned in Canada for lack of journalistic professionalism, called out here in the US more than any other network for misleading graphs and charts and outright lies. They are number one because they understand their demographic and pander to them (elderly white folks). More and more the younger demographics get their news on-line, so it is easier to be number one.

    I assume (or at least hope) that you get your news from more varied sources. Especially where science and technology news is concerned, as they make no distinction between science and opinion in their reporting.

  • girldownunder

    Why isn’t Rachel Maddow on that list???

    I would PAY, to be there in person, for that.

  • AJAnders

    Fox News, the biggest propaganda machine on the planet.

  • Alistair Wiseman

    @dwes09:

    “They don’t even call themselves a news network, but when pressed refer to themselves as entertainment.”

    So Fox News doesn’t call themselves a news network? Well, their name isn’t Fox Entertainment is it?

    Please stop embarrassing yourself and making brain dead liberals look even worse.

    As for your claim that Fox News is not in Canada; the website Snopes rates your claim “False” and Politifact rates it “Pants On Fire”.

  • Alistair Wiseman

    @AJAnders:

    Well, the “propaganda” (as you put it) is different from the propaganda heaped on the American public by ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, NPR and virtually every single major American newspaper.

  • ppp111

    @dwes09:

    If I read correctly Canada does get Fox news via satellites and cable. It seems they don’t have affiliates there if I remember correctly. I’m not sure if that would qualify as ‘banned.’

    As far as Trump is concerned, a candidate should be prepared to deal with whomever is thrown his way. If he’s as qualified as he believes he is, Cooper should be no problem. I’d be worried if I was being moderated by Jon Stewart.

  • Jack Meoff

    So basically in politics, just like in business, DT doesn’t want anyone who doesn’t agree with him to be in a position to have influence on his actions. He may be able to successfully surround himself with yes men in his companies but it’s a little harder in public office. It speaks volumes about him that he feels the need to stack the deck because he lacks the confidence to present a winning and cohesive argument.

  • jag4313

    To be fair, I think Anderson Cooper isn’t the correct person to moderate the debate. I love Anderson Cooper and “I’m with HER”, but to be a fair debate it should be someone from the Libertarian Party. Someone who doesn’t like either candidate. That would be more fair.

  • ted72

    Cooper called out Pam Bondi on her insincerity toward LGBT community after the Pulse attack. Trump may be afraid he’s going to bring up something related to the Bondi scandal with his university

  • Masc Pride

    Anderson Cooper isn’t even fit to moderate AC360. His panelists always act like he’s not even there, and he lets them. John Berman does a noticeably better job hosting Anderson’s show. That sad, Donald Trump should be the last person to describe someone else as “temperamentally unfit”.

    @jag4313: Anderson claims he doesn’t vote, so I’d imagine he’s not registered as anything.

  • Masc Pride

    *That said, Donald Trump should be the last person to describe someone else as “temperamentally unfit”.

  • Joincny

    @jag4313: How do you know who he likes? Has he said who he likes?

  • ShaugnR

    Your title is a miss or error. You used think and Trump in the same sentence.

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