Donald Trump Blasts Anderson Cooper on CNN: “The People Don’t Trust You”

Donald Trump and Anderson Cooper
Donald Trump ripped into CNN anchor Anderson Cooper on Wednesday, July 22, telling the award-winning TV journalist that "the people don't trust you" -- watch their on-air disagreement here. Ian MacNicol/Getty Images; Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Trump's next target. 2016 presidential hopeful Donald Trump ripped into CNN anchor Anderson Cooper on Wednesday, July 22, telling the journalist that "the people don't trust" him.

Cooper sat down with Trump for an exclusive one-on-one interview on Anderson Cooper 360, and ticked off the real estate mogul after citing one poll in which he was trailing behind other Republican candidates.

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"I just saw polls in Iowa, I'm doing really well!" Trump, 69, said to Cooper, who brought up the Quinnipiac Poll. (This particular poll shows that participants, by an overwhelming 2-1 vote, viewed the mogul negatively.) "I don't know, you keep bringing up negative," Trump continued on Wednesday. "You only want to bring up the negative. Why don't you bring up the positive?"

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The two personalities then launched into a "he said, he said" debate. The billionaire claimed that Cooper came out swinging by mentioning the Quinnipiac Poll. Meanwhile, Cooper claimed that he had kicked off the interview with the Washington Post poll (which shows Trump leading the pack).

"Sure, sure, sure," Trump noted at one point sarcastically, prompting Cooper to retort: "You are way out of line."

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Then, Trump attempted to school Cooper in ethical journalism, making claims that the "Silver Fox" was not trusted by the public. "I am leading across the board, and then you hit me with a poll that I've never seen this before," Trump noted. "All I know is I have a very big group of support, and I think one of the reasons is the people don’t trust you, and the people don’t trust the media. And I understand why."

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"Right," Cooper responded, "and politicians."

Watch their spat above.

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