CNN’s Anderson Cooper’s Twitter profile is claiming his Twitter profile was hacked after his handle was used to call President Trump a “pathetic loser.”
On Wednesday morning, President Trump said failed Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore worked hard amid the campaign, but that the “deck was stacked against him.”
In his tweet, President Donald Trump also distanced himself from Roy Moore, who lost in one of the most Republican states in the country after running a scandal-plagued campaign, pointing out that he originally endorsed Roy Moore’s major opponent, Luther Strange.
Anderson Cooper, who isn’t known for being a keyboard warrior on social media – apparently tweeted a response.
“Oh Really? You endorsed him you tool! Pathetic loser,” Cooper’s Twitter account wrote in a since-deleted tweet.
Not long after the peculiar response, CNN Communications issued a statement.
Anderson Cooper likewise acknowledged the hack, adding that he hasn’t tweeted or sent replies himself “in days.”
The Twitter exchange related to the special Senate election in Alabama.
Democrat Doug Jones emerged victorious on Tuesday night, beating Roy Moore by a close margin
Despite Alabama’s heavy Republican lean, Roy Moore was plagued amid the campaign with allegations that he pursued teenage girls while he was in his 30s – allegations that he kept on denying.
According to The New York Times election results, Jones captured 671,151 votes to Roy Moore’s 650,436 votes, besting the GOP candidate by 1.5 percentage points.
Interestingly, there were more write-in votes than Jones’ margin of victory, a pointing that Roy Moore’s loss was possibly due to GOP voter withholding their support.
An aggregate of 22, 819 write-on voters were cast on Election Day or 1.7 % of the total vote.