5 Times Anderson Cooper Said Exactly What We're All Thinking About President Trump

5 Times Anderson Cooper Said Exactly What We're All Thinking About President Trump

We can't forget about that eye roll, either.
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Everyone loves Anderson Cooper. Okay, maybe not everyone. There have been quite a few times, though, where Cooper stepped forward and let loose words that summarized exactly how much of America felt about certain parts of President Donald Trump's campaign and presidency itself. From not-so-subtly calling out Trump for his childish behavior to his irritated reactions toward some of the president’s supporters, here are five top Anderson Cooper moments that so many of us can relate to.

1."With all due respect, sir, that is the argument of a 5-year-old."

This one goes all the way back to the CNN Presidential Town Hall on March 29 last year. Trump attempted to defend himself after Anderson Cooper asked about why he tweeted an unflattering picture of Heidi Cruz. "Excuse me. Excuse me," he said. "I didn't start it." That's when Cooper could no longer refrain from saying what we were all thinking. He called him out for his childish response. Props to Cooper for adding the "with all due respect, sir," though. It is safe to say that many of us wouldn't have been able to choke that part out.

2. "I've muted the president on Twitter."

Yes, one the America's most well-known and respected journalists chose to mute the president's tweets. Sadly, we can't even blame him. He said on CBS's The Late Show that he muted him because, "I just don't want to have that drama in my life." He's definitely not the only one out there who has had enough of Trump's tweets. We get it, Cooper. We get it.

3. "Tonight we know the President of the United States has no facts."

After Trump's wiretapping claims against Barack Obama, Cooper said exactly what we were all thinking. It was definitely a shocking claim for the country to hear, and the fact of the matter is that Trumps didn't come with a satisfactory explanation. I suppose they didn't come with any explanation, really...

4. "If [Trump] took a dump on his desk, you would defend it."

Cooper said this to Jeffrey Lord on CNN after Lord's continual lackluster attempts to justify what Trump said about the former FBI director and his ability to discuss information with Russia. Cooper publicly apologized for what he said, but everyone can agree that there is nothing worse than having a discussion with someone who seemingly blindly backs up the person they support. We all know people who will defend anything that their favorite politicians or parties say. They'll do so at any cost, and nothing is worse than trying to get through to them or having to listen to their unjustified support.

5. The Anderson Cooper eye roll

OK, OK. This isn't something that he said, an eye roll is worth a thousand words, right? The internet was all over this moment, and it's not hard to understand why. Yes, some bring up the point that eye rolls aren't exactly professional for a journalist. After listening to Kellyanne Conway, though, can you really blame him? No. The answer is a resounding no. Plus, he's Anderson Cooper. He can do what he wants.

Cover Image Credit: Anderson Cooper & Tim Clinton

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You raise your protest picket signs and I’ll raise my white picket fence.
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Social Media feeds are constantly filled with quotes on women's rights, protests with mobs of women, and an array of cleverly worded picket signs.

Good for them, standing up for their beliefs and opinions. Will I be joining my tight-knit family of the same gender?

Nope, no thank you.

Don't get me wrong, I am not going to be oblivious to my history and the advancements that women have fought to achieve. I am aware that the strides made by many women before me have provided us with voting rights, a voice, equality, and equal pay in the workforce.

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For that, I am deeply thankful. But at this day in age, I know more female managers in the workforce than male. I know more women in business than men. I know more female students in STEM programs than male students. So what’s with all the hype? We are girl bosses, we can run the world, we don’t need to fight the system anymore.

Please stop.

Because it is insulting to the rest of us girls who are okay with being homemakers, wives, or stay-at-home moms. It's dividing our sisterhood, and it needs to stop.

All these protests and strong statements make us feel like now we HAVE to obtain a power position in our career. It's our rightful duty to our sisters. And if we do not, we are a disappointment to the gender and it makes us look weak.

Weak to the point where I feel ashamed to say to a friend “I want to be a stay at home mom someday.” Then have them look at me like I must have been brain-washed by a man because that can be the only explanation. I'm tired of feeling belittled for being a traditionalist.

Why?

Because why should I feel bad for wanting to create a comfortable home for my future family, cooking for my husband, being a soccer mom, keeping my house tidy? Because honestly, I cannot wait.

I will have no problem taking my future husband’s last name, and following his lead.

The Bible appoints men to be the head of a family, and for wives to submit to their husbands. (This can be interpreted in so many ways, so don't get your panties in a bunch at the word “submit”). God specifically made women to be gentle and caring, and we should not be afraid to embrace that. God created men to be leaders with the strength to carry the weight of a family.

However, in no way does this mean that the roles cannot be flipped. If you want to take on the responsibility, by all means, you go girl. But for me personally? I'm sensitive, I cry during horror movies, I'm afraid of basements and dark rooms. I, in no way, am strong enough to take on the tasks that men have been appointed to. And I'm okay with that.

So please, let me look forward to baking cookies for bake sales and driving a mom car.

And I'll support you in your endeavors and climb to the top of the corporate ladder. It doesn't matter what side you are on as long as we support each other, because we all need some girl power.

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