CNN's Anderson Cooper says he is the victim of a social media hack after a post was sent from his Twitter account calling President Donald Trump a "tool" and a "pathetic loser," our affiliate WJLA reported.
The tweet was in response to one of Trump's Wednesday morning posts that claimed Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore had "the deck" "stacked against him" after he lost to Democrat Doug Jones amid sexual misconduct allegations.
Trump said in the tweet that the reason he originally endorsed Luther Strange for the position was because he did not think Moore could win. Trump later voiced his support for Moore leading up to the election.
"Oh Really?" the tweet from Cooper's account replied. "You endorsed him you tool! Pathetic loser."
The post has since been deleted and Cooper said he had not tweeted in days prior to this incident. He says that he is investigating how someone else used his account as he claims.
just woke up to find out someone gained access to my twitter account. i have not sent a tweet in days or replied to any tweets. We are looking into how this happened.— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) December 13, 2017
CNN also said that someone tweeted the reply to Trump and it is working with Twitter to get the account secured.