CNN Blows Off Anderson Cooper’s Hurricane Katrina Special for Donald Trump Coverage

“Katrina: The Storm That Never Stopped” was scheduled for 9 p.m. ET, bumped to Wednesday at 9 p.m in favor of coverage of GOP frontrunner

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CNN preempted Anderson Cooper’s special covering the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Tuesday to air a special edition of “CNN Tonight” which went wall-to-wall Donald Trump after his heated exchange with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos during a campaign presser in Iowa.

“Katrina: The Storm That Never Stopped” was scheduled for 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Cooper even tweeted to promote it.

The special didn’t air and has been bumped to Wednesday at the same time.

Instead of the Katrina special, Don Lemon and guests reacted to Trump’s barnburner of a speech in Iowa, where he challenged network president Jeff Zucker to pay him $10 million in charity donations to appear in CNN’s presidential debate on Sept. 16.

CNN has not yet returned TheWrap’s request for comment regarding its decision to bump the Katrina special.