The outgoing president has instead focused on attempting to overturn Biden’s victory, citing bogus claims of mass voter fraud.
Cooper recalled, on the 79th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, how Trump called himself a “wartime president” a “long time ago” in the pandemic, when he “wanted to be seen as commander-in-chief, leading the effort” to burnish his reelection appeal.
“Now, the president doesn’t seem concerned about being a wartime commander,” Cooper said. “If anything he seems like a deserter. He’s absent. The American people have given him leave, voting him out at the ballot box, but he still has some weeks left. He has chosen to go AWOL.”
Check out Cooper’s full monologue here:
- Which airlines are blocking out middle seats for holiday travel?
- How does the coronavirus spread differently than the flu?
- Can you close your COVID “bubble” without losing friends forever?
- Is it safe to see grandparents over the holidays?
- How can you help a friend with anxiety when you’re also struggling?
Everyone deserves accurate information about COVID-19. Support journalism without a paywall — and keep it free for everyone — by becoming a HuffPost member today.