This Wednesday night, President Donald Trump was mocked by CNN’s Anderson Cooper on the claim the president made that he received letters of praise from news anchors after his meeting with lawmakers on immigration.
The popular host said he did not send one and asked President Trump which news anchors sent him letters of congratulations.
The Hill reports that President Trump said this Wednesday that he got “great reviews” for the meeting earlier this week with a bipartisan group of lawmakers on immigration. He said he received letters from news anchors saying it was “one of the greatest meetings they’ve ever witnessed.”
While on air on his program late Wednesday night, Cooper commended the United States Postal Service and gave them “major kudos” for “delivering those letters so fast.”
“So fast, it’s almost like it wouldn’t even be humanly possible,” Cooper said on the show.
“Quick question though, who are these anchors who wrote letters congratulating the president on one of the greatest meetings they’ve ever witnessed, which is a highly believable, totally normal thing that would absolutely happen.”
Later on, the host joked that one of the first things they are taught in anchor school was writing letters.
“Everyone knows when I want to do something totally normal, I send the president one of those big cookies with ‘congratulations on the meeting’ in icing, or one of those edible arrangements,” he added.
On the show, Cooper added that after the CNN requested that the White House provide proof or something to back up Trump’s claim, but they did not receive any valid proof, rather only a list of “two CNN videos and 19 tweets.”
“To be fair, this list does have words on it and those words are actually made up of letters, but that’s not generally accepted in reality to mean the same thing as ‘letters of congratulation that anchors sent to the president,'” Cooper concluded at the end of the show.