Someone in the CNN control room was asleep at the wheel Thursday during a town hall event with Anderson Cooper, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and CDC Director Robert Redfield, accidentally letting a question about Trump Derangement Syndrome make it on screen.
When the audience was asked to send questions for Redfield, one that managed to make it on air was: “Is Stage-4 TDS considered an underlying morbidity?”
While it was only up for a few seconds and Cooper never acknowledged it, the prank didn’t escape careful observers.
Question on CNN: Is Stage-4 TDS considered an underlying morbidity? ?? pic.twitter.com/OIeg6YkznJ— ALX ???? (@alx) April 10, 2020
As someone whose job it was at one point to put social media messages like these on the bottom of the @CNN screen during town halls, I feel bad for whoever let this one slip through... pic.twitter.com/O17f2ldn7Z— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) April 10, 2020
CNN gets played in their #ChineseVirus ”town hall” with a “Stage 4 TDS” question. So freakin’ awesome. I’d love to buy the author of the question a few beers. #CNNTownHall #TDS pic.twitter.com/D6dNfn4LUw— Sam Houston (@ColonelsCONEX) April 11, 2020
There is no need to inform CNN what Stage4 TDS is. All of them suffer from it already.— RickTan (@4rickt) April 10, 2020
CNN really ran a viewer question about “stage 4 TDS” (aka ‘Trump derangement syndrome’) being related to covid in their viewer question scroll... pic.twitter.com/1tW2oQeMc5— sarah (@3x1minus1) April 10, 2020