Anderson Cooper anchored an expanded two hour edition of AC360 from the NYC studio. Much of the two hours was spent on The Donald. A couple of segments caught our attention and not necessarily for good reasons. The first was with David Gergen and Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling (Ret.) discussing The Donald's foreign policy speech today. We once looked forward to the wise counsel of Gergen, but now he seems totally in Trump's corner and never misses a chance to take a swing at President Obama. Thankfully, Hertling was on to point out the at times incoherent rambling the The Donald touted as a foreign policy speech.
Next up was a segment on Trump accusing Hillary Clinton on playing "The Woman Card" and AC360 had on Trump supporter Clueless Kayleigh who just makes us do a head desk. And as per usual, Anderson gave her the last word.
In the second hour there was a panel on the path for Clinton and Trump after last night and Christine Quinn was brought in and she gave Clueless Kayleigh push back on "The Woman Card."
The program ended with a story on the sentencing of Former Speaker of The House, Dennis Hastert today. This was the lead story on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, but was given 4 minutes and 24 seconds on a two hour AC360 and Anderson complained about the story being swept under the rug. This has been in the news for over a year and there has been a lot of coverage in the Chicago media across many platforms for the last month. If CNN could pull their eyes away from Trump's every move and covering his every sneeze, perhaps Anderson wouldn't be surprised by the story? Here's the segment that was obviously taped earlier in the day as Anderson is wearing a different tie when speaking to Jeff Toobin.