The former president Donald Trump recently returned to his old habits of sharing anti-CNN memes by posting a fake video of a CNN anchor on social media. This clip was posted to Trump’s Truth Social account on Friday morning.

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As the crowd roars for Trump, anchor Anderson Cooper states in the fake footage, “That was President Donald J. Trump ripping us a new a**hole here on CNN’s live presidential town hall. Thank you for watching, have a good night.”

The hoax was created by YouTube user “Borg Clone” and was not by Trump. However, the former president’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr., who frequently uses social media to attack liberals and media celebrities who disagree with his father and other conservatives, published it for the first time on Twitter.

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Of course, none of this is true. Cooper did not say that, and it is likely that machine learning software changed the video and recreated his voice for a new one. However, while it’s intended as a joke, some Trump followers are having trouble seeing it that way and are falling for the fake clip.

CNN is coming under heavy fire from media critics and Democrats who claim that it erred in allowing Trump a platform. This is due to the fact that the former president made use of the occasion to claim false information about the 2020 election and make fun of the woman who a jury recently decided he had molested in the late 1990s. He even defended those accused of crimes in relation to the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, during the interview.

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During a monologue on his nightly show on Thursday, Cooper personally addressed the audience while defending his network, saying he gets why people may feel angry with CNN but he supports the choice of reporting on Trump.

“You have every right to be outraged today and angry and never watch this network again,” Cooper said during his remarks. “But do you think staying in your silo and only listening to people you agree with is going to make that person go away?”