Steve August 5, 2020

Anderson Cooper on Tuesday ripped President Donald Trump for complaining that he’s not getting enough credit for his administration’s coronavirus failings.

“For a man who seems to have strength and power, have you heard someone as allegedly powerful and strong as he claims to be — have you ever heard someone whine as much as this man?” asked the host of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.”

In his stinging monologue, Cooper referred to an interview between Trump and Axios’ Jonathan Swan, in which the president callously dismissed the U.S. coronavirus death toll and said, “It is what it is.”

The news anchor took Trump to task over his claim that the virus is “under control, as much as you can control it.”

“Mr. President, no, it is not,” Cooper said. “It is not under control and certainly not as much as you can control it.”

“An entire block of your voters think that mask mandates are an affront to personal freedom. And this president has encouraged that thinking,” he continued, adding, “If it was anybody other than the president of the United States doing that, you would think that’s criminal.”

Check out Cooper’s monologue here:

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