The American Sniper star appeared on The Late Late Show Tuesday night to discuss the incident, telling host James Corden that he had taken his mother out to the DNC to hear President Obama’s speech on the third night of the convention. And while the Philly native thought the address was “unbelievable,” what followed was even more so.
“I was not expecting that,” Cooper said of the reaction to his appearance at the DNC. “Republicans were up in arms that I was there watching the president speak.”
Fellow guest Todd Phillips, Cooper’s director in The Hangover series of films, pointed out that the anger was primarily over Cooper’s appearance at the DNC after the actor played conservative favorite Chris Kyle in American Sniper in 2014. For Phillips, that’s like “the mob being mad at [Robert] De Niro for being in The Intern.”
Incidentally, folks upset over Cooper’s DNC appearance may have had a slight bit of revenge Tuesday night. After all, Corden did end up shocking the Philly native with a taser.