Anderson Cooper compared President Donald Trump to an obese turtle in a speech that was viewed more than ten million times on Twitter.
The CNN anchor made the statement shortly after Trump’s press conference, claiming he won the election by “legal” votes and accusing cities like Detroit and Philadelphia of being corrupt.
Trump further claimed that the Democrats were trying to “steal” the election without any real evidence, that observers were not allowed to do their job, and that all votes now being counted should be considered illegal.
Anderson Cooper: “This is the President of the United States. This is the most powerful person in the world. We see him like an obese turtle on his back, fluttering around in the hot sun, realizing that his time is over”. pic.twitter.com/Az8Gp22wfJ
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In his speech, Cooper said, “I don’t think we’ve ever seen anything like this from a president of the United States, and I think, as Jake [Tapper] said, it’s sad and really pathetic.
“And of course it’s dangerous, and of course it’s going to go to court, but you’ll find that no evidence at all has been presented to the president, nothing. No real, real evidence of any kind of fraud. He talked about people hanging papers in windows, he talked about things he had seen on the Internet.
Cooper then went on to say, “This is the President of the United States, the most powerful man in the world, and we see him like an obese turtle on his back, flailing around in the hot sun, realizing that his time is over, but he just didn’t accept it, and he wants to drag everyone down with him, including this country.
The clip of Cooper’s speech was distributed through social media, and in total, Cooper’s videos posted on Twitter were viewed more than 10 million times.
A video of the speech posted on Twitter by CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski was viewed 2.9 million times, while a video posted by Meida’s Touch was viewed 1.7 million times at the time of writing this article.
Acyn Torabi also posted a video of the speech, which was viewed 1.4 million times, while other videos of the speech were viewed a total of more than 800,000 times at the time of writing.
Sal Gentile provided a video of the speech, which was viewed nearly 200,000 times, saying “things are so dark, Anderson Cooper is completely out of his mind Werner Herzog,” while Mike Tague shared a video of the speech with more than 300,000 people: “Put Anderson Cooper in the Hall of Fame for this.
Additionally, a short clip of Cooper comparing Trump to an obese turtle on his back was posted by Dave Itzkoff and viewed more than 3.2 million times and shared more than 35,000 times on Twitter.