A CNN spokesperson then revealed in a statement to BuzzFeed News that the tweet had been sent from Cooper's assistant's phone by someone attending his gym.
"Pathetic loser." This tweet was deleted a few hours later, and a second tweet was posted by Cooper stating that someone had "gained access" to his account and that he has "not sent a tweet in days". After a violent white supremacist rally was held in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August, Cooper rebuked the real estate mogul in an 11-minute on-air rant for blaming "both sides" and showing "the world exactly how little he knows or cares about US history". "Roy worked hard but the deck was stacked against him!"
Trump tweeted a message Wednesday morning weighing in on his flip-flopped candidacy support in the Alabama senate election.
However, CNN Communications later tweeted that someone had illegally gained access to Cooper's account and posted the tweet.
Prior to Wednesday, no new tweets were posted by the account since Sunday.
A reply from Cooper's Twitter account stated, "Oh Really?"
Though it's a claim guaranteed to arouse skeptics, Cooper has a point: If you scroll back on his tweets, you'll see that he's not much for expressing opinion-cum-analysis on Twitter.
The tweet was eventually taken down but not before going viral.