CNN Now Blames Anderson Cooper's Assistant For Twitter Insult To Trump

The latest----> 'Someone took the phone and sent the tweet'

Fox News
CNN faced widespread mockery and skepticism Wednesday after the network claimed an unidentified gym locker room thief sent a tweet from Anderson Cooper's account that called President Trump a "tool" and a "pathetic loser."

In a statement, CNN claimed the tweet in question was sent from a phone belonging to Cooper's assistant in New York while Cooper himself was in Washington D.C.

"[Cooper's] assistant inadvertently left his phone unlocked and unattended at the gym early this morning," the statement said, "and someone took the phone and sent the Tweet."

CNN added that Cooper's assistant has worked with him "for more than a decade" and is "the only other person with access to Anderson's Twitter account."

The network's convoluted explanation led to incredulity and ridicule on social media

Here is the Trump tweet and Anderson Cooper response