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10/25/2016 07:59 am ET Updated Oct 25, 2016

Anderson Cooper Just Burned Trump Diehard Scottie Nell Hughes

You mean you can't believe everything you read on social media?

Good one, Anderson Cooper.

The CNN anchor on Monday skewered Scottie Nell Hughes, one of Donald Trump’s most visible and committed surrogates, for insisting that Trump is winning despite strong poll evidence to the contrary.

“The only place that we’re hearing that Donald Trump honestly is losing is in the media or these polls,” said Hughes, the political editor at Right Alerts. “You’re not seeing it with the crowd rallies, you’re not seeing the enthusiasm, you’re not seeing it on social media, where Donald Trump is two to three times more than Hillary Clinton on every social media platform.”

To which Cooper replied: “By the way, I also hear on Twitter that 9/11 was an inside job. That doesn’t mean it’s true.”

Yep, that’s a burn.

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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