CNN host Anderson Cooper’s Twitter account is claiming his Twitter account was hacked after his handle was used to call President Donald Trump a “pathetic loser.”
On Wednesday morning, the president said failed Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore worked hard during the campaign, but that the “deck was stacked against him.”
In his tweet, the president also distanced himself from Moore — who lost in one of the most Republican states in the country after running a scandal-plagued campaign — pointing out that he originally endorsed Moore’s primary opponent, Luther Strange.
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Anderson Cooper — who is not known for being a keyboard warrior on social media — seemingly tweeted a response.
“Oh Really? You endorsed him you tool! Pathetic loser,” Anderson’s Twitter account wrote in a since-deleted tweet.
Not long after the peculiar response, CNN Communications issued a statement.
Anderson also acknowledged the hack, adding that he hasn’t tweeted or sent replies himself “in days.”
The Twitter exchange related to the special Senate election in Alabama.
Democrat Doug Jones emerged victorious on Tuesday night, beating Moore by a close margin.
Despite Alabama’s heavy Republican lean, Moore was plagued during the campaign with accusations that he pursued teenage girls while he was in his 30s — accusations that he continued to deny.
According to The New York Times election results, Jones captured 671,151 votes to Moore’s 650,436 votes, besting the GOP candidate by 1.5 percentage points.
Interestingly enough, there were more write-in votes than Jones’ margin of victory — a telling sign that Moore’s loss was possibly due to GOP voters withholding their support.
A total of 22,819 write-in votes were cast on Election Day, or 1.7 percent of the total vote.