Anderson Cooper anchored an expanded two hour edition of from the NYC studio. Anderson sat down earlier today to interview Hillary Clinton in Chappaqua, NY. The interview aired live in the 2pmET hour of CNN's Newsroom. (See below for the complete interview as it originally aired.) After re-airing his interview with Clinton (which lasted a little over 14 minutes), the next 60 minutes of AC360 was devoted to Wolf Blitzer's sit down interview with Donald Trump which aired on The Situation Room earlier today. Following the AC360/CNN "Trumpgasm," there was a 9 person panel discussing the interviews. The panel consisted of 2 Democrats and 7 Republicans so I'm sure you can figure out who received most of the discussion attention. Just when Bakari Sellers (Clinton supporter) was finally getting a chance to make a point, Anderson had to cut him off for time to go to commercial and ended the program with promoting the Friday night re-airing of CNN's Special Report "We Got Him" which aired Monday night.
Hillary Clinton Interview Part 1:
Hillary Clinton Interview Part 2:
At about 5 minutes into the Trump interview it became obvious that there was no news in the Trump interview. It was the same wandering, evasive answers, no substance interview he's given to CNN and multiple media outlets since day 1. Wolf asked no real follow-up questions, nor did he correct the multiple false statements Trump made throughout the hour.
Something that made us go hmm.... It seems Anderson interviewed Hillary in the same shirt he wore to his book signing in Washington, DC yesterday and apparently didn't feel the interview warranted a tie?