The feud between Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and CNN host Anderson Cooper continues to escalate, with Bondi taking advantage of favorable media to criticize Cooper for his scrutinizing interview of her two days ago.
Bondi appeared Thursday morning on the Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends" morning show to repeat her claims that Cooper interviewed her under false pretenses -- accusations that Cooper said Wednesday night weren't true.
"Fox & Friends" host Steve Doocy remarked that Bondi was "clearly blindsided" by Cooper's "political attack," and the network referred to it as both an "interview ambush" and a "bait and switch."
"He just flipped on me," Bondi said on "Fox & Friends" — again accusing Cooper of inciting "anger and hatred," although she also called him a "champion of the LGBT community."
Bondi’s office on Thursday did not respond to a request from the Herald/Times for comment about Cooper’s response to her claims, but she told Fox News: "The interview is what it is."
She added that she felt Cooper "cut me off" and "basically mocked me" for saying repeatedly that she wanted to "focus on unity and love" after the Orlando shooting.
Full details here on their back and forth over the past two days.