Anderson Cooper has apologized for calling President Trump “an obese turtle.”
On Thursday night, after Trump gave an angry speech claiming that non-evidenced election fraud was behind his lacking in electoral votes, Cooper insulted the president while live on CNN.
“That is the president of the United States. That is the most powerful person in the world. And we see him like an obese turtle on his back flailing in the hot sun, realizing his time is over,” the news anchor quipped.
Many found the comment inappropriate.
On Saturday, after Joe Biden had been declared the winner of the presidential race, Cooper, 53, apologized for the remarks during an interview with Andrew Yang.
Cooper had asked Yang about the very real possibility that Trump refuses to concede to Biden.
“I’m happy to say, it seems like Trump is going to be, in your words, an obese turtle on his back, just flailing around, Anderson,” Yang replied.
“By the way, I should say, I regret using those words because that’s not the person I really wanna be,” Cooper apologized. “It was in the moment, and I regret it.”