CNN says Anderson Cooper’s personal account was hacked after the account I ssued a crass response to Donald Trump on Twitter Wednesday morning.
“This morning someone gained access to the handle @andersoncooper and replied to POTUS. We’re working with Twitter to secure the account,” the network said in a terse statement on Twitter.
This morning someone gained access to the handle @andersoncooper and replied to POTUS. We're working with Twitter to secure the account.
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) December 13, 2017
The Cooper account — which hasn’t tweeted in days — surprised quite a few fans this morning after replying to Trump’s most recent tweet equivocating on his past support for defeated Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.
“Oh Really? You endorsed him too! Pathetic loser,” said Cooper. The message was swiftly deleted, but not before racking up more than 2,000 retweets.
For those who missed it… pic.twitter.com/daMvcB1yfD
— Jen (@jenoradio) December 13, 2017
For his part, the actual Cooper (we hope) tweeted about the snafu this morning, saying he was taken completely by surprise when he woke up Wednesday.
“Just woke up to find out someone gained access to my twitter account,” he said. “I have not sent a tweet in days or replied to any tweets. We are looking into how this happened.”
just woke up to find out someone gained access to my twitter account. i have not sent a tweet in days or replied to any tweets. We are looking into how this happened.
— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) December 13, 2017