Cooper said Kushner, who also is President Trump’s son-in-law, was “gaslighting” Americans when he broke down the Russian election interference at the heart of the 448-page inquiry into “a couple Facebook ads.”
“The whole thing’s just a big distraction for our country,” Kushner said on Tuesday. “When you look at what Russia did, buying some Facebook ads to try to sow dissent, it’s a terrible thing, but the investigations and all the speculations that’s happened for the last two years has had a much harsher impact on democracy than a couple Facebook ads.”
The president approved, tweeting: “Great interview by Jared. Nice to have extraordinarily smart people serving our country.”
That got Cooper riled up. “Who else other than maybe that Cliff guy could sum up such a long, dense document so concisely?” Cooper said teasingly, calling it the “Kushner’s Notes” version. He went on to share excerpts of the actual report.
On Trump’s adviser and son-in-law - Jared Kushner - labeling the Mueller report “a big distraction,” and suggesting that the extent of Russian interference in the election was just the buying of “some Facebook ads,” @AndersonCooper is #KeepingThemHonest.https://t.co/OI8qVhaQsY pic.twitter.com/U8nJPKrjS0— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) April 24, 2019