Did she make it clear for you, Anderson?
Vanderbilt and "CIA intern" Anderson Cooper sat down with French presidential candidate (or as 60 Minutes calls her, "Donald Trump with a French accent") Marine Le Pen to talk about why she is a xenophobic Putinbot.
This 60 Minutes interview was supposed to be the last nail in Le Pen's coffin — sort of like those politically-motivated police raids on her campaign headquarters.
But things did not go according to plan.
Despite Cooper bringing his A-game — a laundry list of gotcha-journalism and smears — Len Pen held her ground.
She was also considerate enough to use simple language to help Anderson and his American audience understand why they have no idea what they're talking about (starts at the 11:30 mark):
Cooper: What is your admiration for Russia, for Vladimir Putin?
Le Pen: Look, I’m not a fan at a rock concert, you see? I am a political leader in a great nation of the world. What interests me is France’s interests.
Cooper: You don’t believe Russia is a threat to Europe?
Le Pen: I don’t believe that at all. I think that’s a big scam.
Cooper: The invasion of Ukraine…
Le Pen:I’ll tell you what the danger is for Europe. It’s carrying out a Cold War against Russia, and pushing Russia into China’s arms. THAT'S the threat to Europe.
It's good that there was at least one adult in the room to supervise. Otherwise Cooper might have licked an electrical outlet.