CNN's Anderson Cooper debates Trump WH deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka:
Gorka called the idea that there is a "bunker mentality" or "crisis" about this week's Donald Jr. news in the White House "laughable," stating: "We are pushing the Make America Great Again agenda. The president is a steam locomotive that will not be stopped. It’s just fake news. I’m sad to see CNN fall to this. I know you want salacious, sensational coverage for your ratings, so your corporate sponsors and owners will have more money. But that’s not media, that’s not reportage, it’s just fake news.
"I'm just going to ignore the insults, because I don’t think it gets us anywhere," Cooper replied.
"It is not about you," Gorka said. "It is about actually having journalism back on TV. Where are the Walter Cronkites? It is all about ratings and money, it is really quite sad."
He continued: "I stand by what the president and his son said. We are incredibly impressed by Don Jr.’s transparency and the fact that he actually published these emails... I thought we were going to talk about real issues, like what we’re doing with our allies in France."
"The story only exists -- it only has legs-- because of the Fake News Industrial Complex is obsessed. Nine months of accusations with zero evidence of anything actually illegal!"
"I think it’s funny that you have enough time at the White House, in which you are apparently so busy, that you sit around and read Nielsen numbers," quipped Cooper.