WATCH: Anderson Cooper Eviscerates GOP for Enabling “Sad and Pathetic” Trump
Donald Trump lost an awful lot of power when he was voted out of office in November of 2020. Following the January insurrection, he was banned from most social media sites, losing his biggest megaphone.
Trump’s attempts to get that megaphone back, a new website, failed spectacularly. One Tuesday night, Anderson Cooper wondered why the GOP wouldn’t just cut the “sad and pathetic” man loose.
The CNN host began by discussing the voter suppression laws being pushed in a number of red states. “The new laws they are pushing are based on the election lies still being told by the former president and we got word that the man in Mar-a-Lago has word he will soon return to office,” he said.
Cooper continued, “Trump has been telling a number of people he expects he will be reinstated by August. Keep in mind, there is no such thing as a former president being reinstated and even if there was, he won’t be. The image of a former president milling around in his Florida club talking endlessly to anyone about phony election results and imaginary ballots is rather sad and pathetic. But it is more than that. It has real-world consequences.”
The pundit closed:
“Republican politicians in Congress and state legislatures across the country hoping to be noticed, perhaps, by the former president, are trying to enact laws based on his lies. Limiting voting. Curtailing investigation into the insurrection. Some followers of the president, like former three-star Gen. Michael Flynn, now selling QAnon merchandise online and repeating QAnon favored slogans at times, seems to supports a coup against President Biden.”