Anderson Cooper Quoted An Interesting Source When Responding To Trump's Recent Tweets

"Everyone in the administration should look and act professionally, especially the president."

At a divisive time for the country, we can all learn to be kinder to one another. That includes the president of the United States. 

CNN host Anderson Cooper took a moment to remind Donald Trump of this on his show Thursday night, after Trump responded to criticism from the MSNBC program Morning Joe by sending a pair of insulting tweets about hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough.

Some people close to Trump defended his comments. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, for example, said Trump "fights fire with fire," while First Lady Melania Trump's spokesperson told CNN that "when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder."



Anderson Cooper challenged Trump and his administration on this issue, arguing that this behavior is not presidential, nor is it "tough," as Sanders described it. To make his point, Cooper opened his show with a quote from an interesting source — Trump's own 2015 book, Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again.

"The president of the United States is the most powerful person in the world. The president is the spokesman for democracy and liberty. Isn't it time we brought back the pomp and circumstance and the sense of awe for that office that we all held?" the quote reads. "That means everyone in the administration should look and act professionally, especially the president."

Cooper concluded with the quote, "Impressions matter."

"People say stupid things all the time," Cooper admitted. "People say inappropriate things, cruel things, crude things. Adults apologize for them. The president sends his spokespeople out to do just the opposite."

Cooper responded to Sanders' defense of Trump by saying, "What our president does is not a display of toughness. It's a display of weakness of character, of thinness of skin."

The host also mentioned First Lady Melania Trump's supposed commitment to the tackling the issue of cyberbullying, sharing a clip of an interview from last year in which she said, "It's very damaging for the children. We need to guide them and teach them about social media, because I see a lot of negativity on it."

Cooper pointed out that the Trump administration has yet to introduce any major initiatives on the issue of cyberbullying. Before it does, the president could do with taking his wife's words — and his own — to heart.

(H/T: Huffington Post)

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