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Anderson Cooper mocks Nikki Haley for saying Trump is truthful: 'Bless her heart'

As part of “The RidicuList” segment on Anderson Cooper360 Tuesday night, Cooper mercilessly mocked former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley for comments she made about President Donald Trump earlier on the Today show.

When asked about Trump’s truthfulness, Haley said, “In every instance that I dealt with him, he was truthful, he listened, and he was great to work with.”

Cooper wasn’t buying it. “Wow,” Cooper responded. “Trump? Truthful? Great to work with? A good listener? Who is this man she speaks of? I’d swipe right on him.” He went on to say, “I’m sure Nikki Haley worked very hard as U.N. ambassador, but she has eyes and ears and a TV like the rest of us, and Trump makes stuff up all the time on tv,” adding, “Apparently he makes stuff up in front of all of us, the American people, but speaks truth directly to Nikki Haley.” 

Some examples Cooper used to prove his point were Trump’s false claims that millions of people voted illegally in California, that Obama desperately wanted a meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, and that you need an ID to buy groceries. Obviously, you don’t. On top of that, of the many people who have left the administration, most haven’t spoken so glowingly about their time in the White House.

“Just about everyone who has fled this White House has commented on the president’s short attention span and lack of interest in reading or listening to long detailed briefings,” Cooper said. “As for Haley’s claim that Trump is a truthful person, bless her heart.”

That last part was spoken with more than a little condescension.

Anderson Cooper 360 airs weeknights at 8 p.m. on CNN.

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