CNN’s Anderson Cooper was stunned when New York Times columnist Tom Friedman predicted that the country was on the brink of a “potential second civil war” during an appearance on AC360.
Cooper introduced his Thursday night segment with Friedman to discuss President Donald Trump‘s recent comments, in which he would not commit to the peaceful transfer of power after the election.
Friedman called Trump’s comments “stunning and surprising,” and added: “You know, I began my career as a journalist covering Lebanon’s second civil war in its history, and I’m terrified to find myself ending my career as a journalist covering America’s potential second civil war in its history.”
“You really believe that?” asked an astonished Cooper.
“I think what happened in the last few days is a six-alarm fire,”