Find a list of your saved stories here

Cooper: Trump aide like 'Hungarian Don Rickles'

Cooper: Trump aide like 'Hungarian Don Rickles'

1 photo
Save Story

Save stories to read later

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN anchor Anderson Cooper dubbed an aide to President Donald Trump "the Hungarian Don Rickles" following an insult-laden exchange on the network.

On Cooper's show Wednesday, White House aide Sebastian Gorka faced questions about last summer's meeting held by the president's son with a Russian woman who promised to help the Trump campaign with damaging information on Hillary Clinton. Echoing his boss' criticisms, Gorka called CNN "fake news" while mocking Cooper's ratings; the CNN host said he was using insults to avoid answering questions.

Talking about the interview later, Cooper said the insults were Gorka's shtick and that he doesn't worry about them. His reference to "the Hungarian Don Rickles" recalled the late comedian, who would target audience members with biting remarks.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Most recent Entertainment stories

The Associated Press


    Catch up on the top news and features from, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast