Everyone seems to be on edge right about now, including CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.
And that edge was definitely on display for the whole world to see on Wednesday night (April 23,) as the news man interviewed Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman on the network about her decision to get her residents back to work, despite the continuing spread of coronavirus.
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As their conversation dragged on, Cooper could consistently be seen looking both confused and aggravated by Goodman’s views on re-opening casinos and hotels, even taking his glasses off and rubbing his face during the interview at some of her puzzling comments
“I am not a private owner,” Goodman said. “That’s the competition in this country, the free enterprise and to be able to make sure that what you offer the public meets the needs of the public. Right now we’re in a crisis health-wise, and so for a restaurant to be open or a small boutique to be open they better figure it out — that’s their job, that’s not the mayor’s job. I’m not a private owner of a hotel, I wish I were. And I would have the cleanest hotel with six feet figured out for every human being who comes in there.”
And now we know why Cooper was shaking his head.
So far, coronavirus has killed more than 40,000 people in the United States.