Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday fired back at CNN’s Anderson Cooper over a flood picture dispute.
“Not surprised @AC360 lied about me on @CNN last night. Par for the course,” he wrote on Twitter. “I never said the pic of him was from Florence.”
“When I tweeted out the picture of @AC360 it was with a link to an article about CNN’s dwindling ratings. Nothing to do with Florence,” Trump Jr. also noted.
The picture in question was taken about a decade ago in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike and showed Copper hip-deep in water while a nearby cameraman was submerged only to his knees.
That Trump Jr. tweet on Sunday read: “It’s a shame that CNN’s ratings are down 41%. What’s worse is there’s a simple solution that they refuse to accept. Stop Lying to try to make @realDonaldTrump look bad.”
As the image made the rounds, it, in some cases, was identified as the picture from Hurricane Florence and used to accuse Cooper of reporting fake-weather-news.
Cooper issued a lengthy response, explaining that he was, at the time, showing how deep the flood water from Hurricane Ike was in some places.
Photos of Florence's destruction:
“I don’t expect the president’s son to ever admit he was wrong or one of the president’s former advisers or frankly anyone else who’s retweeted these pictures,” he also commented. “But I at least thought that they and you should know the truth.”