CNN's Anderson Cooper mocks WH press secretary over Fox News interview

CNN host Anderson Cooper ripped into President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump opens new line of impeachment attack for Democrats Bloomberg to spend 0M on anti-Trump ads in battleground states New witness claims first-hand account of Trump's push for Ukraine probes MORE's newest White House press secretary, Stephanie GrishamStephanie GrishamTrump opens new line of impeachment attack for Democrats Trump grants pardons to two service members in war-crimes cases Trump criticizes Yovanovitch during her public testimony MORE, on Friday over her defense of acting White House chief of staff Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyNew witness claims first-hand account of Trump's push for Ukraine probes Trump files to dismiss lawsuit from Bolton aide on impeachment testimony OMB official to testify in impeachment probe if subpoenaed after others refused MORE's apparent admission of a quid pro quo between Trump and Ukraine's president involving military aide and an investigation into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBloomberg to spend 0M on anti-Trump ads in battleground states New witness claims first-hand account of Trump's push for Ukraine probes Obama cautions 2020 hopefuls against going too far left MORE.

Cooper mocked Grisham, calling her dishonest during his "Ridiculist" segment on "Anderson Cooper 360" on Friday evening, and tore into her defense of Mulvaney after the acting chief of staff walked back the comments he had made hours earlier at a rare White House press briefing.

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"Does everyone working for the president have to debase themselves and lie like he does? Apparently so. I thought John Grisham was a great storyteller, but I got to say, Stephanie Grisham may have him beat," Cooper said.

The CNN host also took aim at Grisham's suggestion that White House press conferences had devolved into "theater" due to reporters being eager to get on television.

"Ms. Grisham clearly doesn't get to Broadway enough if she thinks those press conferences are theater," Cooper said, adding, "Maybe on one of the seven days a week she isn't doing her job, she can catch maybe a matinee of 'Hamilton.'"

Grisham did not immediately return a request for comment from The Hill on Saturday.