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Anderson Cooper: I 'Muted' Trump on Twitter

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By    |   Tuesday, 07 Mar 2017 12:18 PM

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper said Monday that he avoids reading President Donald Trump's tweets, in order to lower his anxiety.

"It was weird, though, because the president started tweeting at like 6:50-something a.m.," Cooper said about Trump's Twitter activity over the weekend while on the "Late Show With Stephen Colbert." "I had flown to Phoenix. I was doing an investigation for '60 Minutes' all weekend. And I've actually muted the president on Twitter."

"Don't tell him. I've muted him," he said. "Yeah, you know, when you get annoying people tweeting you, you don't want to delete [them] because then that tells them you've deleted them. So, if you just mute them, they think you're still following them and you don't actually see their tweets."

The Washington Examiner reached out to CNN for confirmation that Cooper wasn't joking.

"Look, I have people following him, so they tell me what he [says]," Cooper told the Examiner. "I just don't want to have that drama in my life."

He added, "I have great respect for the president, I just don't need to follow him on Twitter."

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow told The Wrap on Friday that she and her staff "developed sort of an informal, internal mantra . . . which is that we basically cover them as if they are a silent movie. I stopped covering the Twitter feed and we started covering only what they do rather than what they say."

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CNN anchor Anderson Cooper said Monday that he avoids reading President Donald Trump's tweets, in order to lower his anxiety.
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