Anderson Cooper apologizes for 'crude' remark aimed at guest on CNN show

Posted at 3:13 PM, May 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-20 15:13:07-04

Anderson Cooper made a blooper.

The popular news anchor said he's "genuinely sorry" for a "crude" remark he made on his CNN show Friday night.

While interviewing CNN contributor Jeffrey Lord — a longtime supporter of President Donald Trump — Cooper estimated that, "If [Trump] took a dump on his desk, you would defend it." The remark came after Lord had defended Trump's insult of former FBI Director James Comey as a "nut job."

Lord didn't appear to be offended by the comment, laughing after Cooper said it.

See video of the exchange below.

"I don't know what he would do that you would not defend," Cooper said to Lord next. "You're a loyal guy, I think that speaks well for you."

After the show aired, Cooper took to Twitter to apologize for what he felt was an "unprofessional" statement.

Clint Davis covers entertainment and trending news topics for the Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.