Trump on Wednesday morning appeared to distance himself from Alabama GOP candidate Roy Moore’s failed bid for Senate with this post:
To which Cooper’s official @Andersoncooper handle replied:
Cooper’s Twitter account has more than 9.8 million followers, and the reply immediately went viral. It garnered more than 16,000 likes and more than 2,700 retweets. The post remained live for about an hour before it was taken down.
CNN later confirmed that “someone gained access” to Cooper’s account, and said the network was “working with Twitter” to secure the handle.
Cooper later commented on the hack.
“Just woke up to find out someone gained access to my twitter account,” he posted. “I have not sent a tweet in days or replied to any tweets. We are looking into how this happened.”