Following Wednesday’s evacuation of CNN’s New York headquarters, a number of the regulars at the cable news channel spoke out strongly about the bomb scare targeting not only CNN but also prominent Democratic politicians.
Much of the attention was focused on Donald Trump, including his role in guiding the nation’s political discourse as well as perceived mixed signals in his response to the incident.
Anderson Cooper said Wednesday: “What happened today was an act of terror.” He added: ‘Terror only works when it produces fear. We are not afraid.”
Responding to Trump’s comments Wednesday at a rally in Wisconsin, Cooper accused Trump of “speaking quite hypocritally” and noted that Trump has called reporters “the enemy of the people.”
CNN’s Chris Cuomo also had harsh words for Trump, saying: “He is at the head of the hate parade, and way too often. Clearly reading prepared remarks at a rally, he seemed not to give a damn.”
Cuomo also said of the bomb attack: “This is scary stuff. … At worst, it was someone trying to kill former presidents and lawmakers, and some of us at CNN. At best it was someone who wanted that threat to be heard loudly and clearly.”
You can see Cuomo’s comments in the second video below.
Below is a clip posted by CNN containing some of the network’s coverage as the bomb scare unfolded Wednesday night, beginning with comments by Trump and Cooper’s brief comments on Trump …
The clip below, also posted by CNN, includes Cuomo’s comments on Trump …