Anderson Cooper's Trump Tweet Happened After Assistant's Phone Was Taken

Anderson Cooper called President Trump a

Anderson Cooper didn't call President Donald Trump a "tool" or a "pathetic loser, though for about an hour earlier this morning, it had appeared the CNN anchor did just that".

That's what he's claiming after a Wednesday morning tweet mocking the U.S. President for endorsing failed Alabama Republican Senate candidate (and accused child molester) Roy Moore.

Trump tweeted: "The reason I originally endorsed Luther Strange (and his numbers went up mightily), is that I said Roy Moore will not be able to win the General Election".

"Oh, really? You endorsed him tool!"

Many were quick to jump to Cooper's defense after the initial tweet was posted, including CNN's Andrew Kaczynski who runs the news agency's KFILE department which is allegedly the "leading investigation team for the social, mobile generation", but even Kaczynski claimed to have no knowledge of how the initial tweet was posted.

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Prior to Wednesday, no new tweets were posted by the account since Sunday. "We are looking into how this happened".

Democrat Doug Jones beat Moore to win the Senate seat in a stunning victory for his party and a huge political blow to Trump. "I was right! Roy worked hard but the deck was stacked against him!"

In a statement, CNN said that the tweet was not sent from Cooper's phone, but from the phone of his assistant. The network also said "geolocation tools" proved the tweet was sent from NY when Cooper was in Washington DC at the time. However, when it comes to Trump's flip-flopping, Cooper says the response from his Twitter handle was not his own.

The tweet was eventually taken down but not before going viral.

After the post was removed, CNN confirmed that Cooper's account had been hacked. "Anderson was in Washington, and we have proof the tweet was sent from NY, from a phone belonging to his assistant", the statement read.

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