Anderson Cooper's 'Obese Turtle' Viral Anti-Trump Rant Watched Over 10 Million Times

Anderson Cooper has compared President Donald Trump to an obese turtle, in a speech viewed more than ten million times on Twitter.

The CNN anchor made the statement shortly after Trump's press conference, in which he claimed he had won the election based on "legal" votes and accused cities including Detroit and Philadelphia of being corrupt.

Trump continues to claim that the Democrats are trying to "steal" the election with no real evidence, that observers were not allowed to do their job, and that any votes counted now should be determined to be illegal.

In his speech, Cooper said: "I don't think we've ever seen anything like this from a President of the United States and I think, as Jake [Tapper] said It's sad and it is truly pathetic.

"And of course it is dangerous, and of course it will go to the courts, but you'll notice that the president did not have any evidence presented at all, nothing. No actual, real evidence of any kind of fraud. He talked about people putting papers up in windows he talked about things he'd seen on the internet."

Cooper then went on to say: "That is the President of the United States, that is the most powerful person in the world, and we see him like an obese turtle on his back, flailing in the hot sun, realizing his time is over, but he just hasn't accepted it and he wants to take everybody down with him, including this country."

The clip of Cooper's speech has been shared widely on social media, and collectively, the videos of Cooper posted to Twitter have been viewed more than 10 million times.

A video of the speech posted to Twitter by CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski amassed 2.9 million views, while a video posted by Meidas Touch has achieved 1.7 million views at the time of writing.

Acyn Torabi also posted a video of the speech that has been viewed 1.4 million times, while other videos of the speech have been viewed more than 800,000 times collectively at the time of writing.

Sal Gentile shared a video of the speech that has been viewed nearly 200,000 times and said: "things are so dark Anderson Cooper has gone full Werner Herzog," while Mike Tague shared a video with more than 300,000 said: "Put Anderson Cooper in the hall of fame for this one."

Additionally, a short clip of Cooper comparing Trump to an obese turtle on his back was posted by Dave Itzkoff and has been viewed more than 3.2 million times and shared more than 35,000 times on Twitter.

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Debate moderator Anderson Cooper looks during the CNN Democratic Presidential Primary Debate on March 6, 2016, in Flint, Michigan. Cooper's anti-Trump speech comparing him to an obese turtle on his back has been viewed millions of times on Twitter. Getty/Scott Olson