In his first public statements and media interview, Anderson Cooper sits down with LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
Cooper – So Mr. Sterling, what do you think happened to Flight 370?
Sterling – When I listen to that tape, I don’t even know how I can say words like that. … I don’t know why the girl had me say those things.
Cooper – You’re saying you think 370 was a set up?
Sterling – Well yes, I was baited, I mean, that’s not the way I talk. I don’t talk about people for one thing, ever. I talk about ideas and other things. I don’t talk about people.
Cooper – So you believe Flight 370 was a set up and baited into disappearing with almost 300 people aboard?
Sterling – I spoke to a girl I was fond of. The girl is black. I like her. I’m jealous that she’s with other black guys. I want her. So what the hell, can I in private tell her, you know, ‘I don’t want you to be with anybody’?
Copper – Do you think the black Malaysian government is hiding something?
Sterling – I’m not a racist, I made a terrible, terrible mistake. And I’m here with you today to apologize and to ask for forgiveness for all the people that I’ve hurt.
Cooper – Do you think the racist plane will ever be found?
Sterling – The reason it’s hard for me, very hard for me, is that I’m wrong. I caused the problem. I don’t know how to correct it.
Cooper – There you have it America. Donald Sterling admits responsibility for the disappearance of Flight 370, doesn’t know where the plane is and doesn’t believe it will ever be found. Stay tuned for more sensationalized breaking news about the missing airliner flight right here on your 24/7/52 Flight 370 sensationalized breaking news station!